Wawanesa Insurance to be major tenant at new True North Square building

Winnipeg’s True North Square development is getting a new addition.Global News has learned Wawanesa Insurance will be the major tenant at a building which which will be constructed across the street from True North Square, at the old Hull’s Family Bookstores location on Graham Avenue.RELATED: True North Square Plaza open to publicTrue North’s real estate arm and James Richardson and Sons will own the new building, and it will also result in the demolition of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet parkade. The RWB parkade.Jordan Pearn/Global NewsAn official announcement will be made…

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CentreVenture unveils plans for updated Chinatown

Change is coming to Winnipeg’s Chinatown.The City is asking for requests for proposals to develop a parcel of land just north of the Exchange District.The Paulin Biscuit Factory, as well as the neighbouring lot to the west between Ross Avenue and Pacific Avenue, are being offered up for sale, with the goal of putting a low-rise, mixed income residential development on the property.CentreVenture Development Corporation said Monday the plans for the land were done in consultation with neighbouring groups, including the Chinatown Development Corporation, Siloam Mission and Red River College.The…

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Mysterious big box store being built outside Winnipeg perimeter highway near Assiniboia Downs

A mysterious big box warehouse store has been proposed for just outside the Perimeter Highway.Plans for the store have been submitted to the city’s Board of Adjustment proposed for what is currently an agricultural field south of Assiniboia Downs and west of Pointe West Autopark.The address of the location is named as 4077 Portage Ave. The spot is currently an empty field.Marek Tkach/Global NewsThe Red River Exhibition Association (RREA) currently owns the land and has plans to develop it into a commercial space, called the Westport Festival development.The plans call…

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