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Old Posted Feb 12, 2021, 3:03 AM
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Winnipeg | Wawanesa Insurance HQ | 92.2M | 23F

Wawanesa Insurance North American HQ
Location: 372 Graham Avenue and 236 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB
Developer: True North Real Estate Development (TNRED) & The Wawanesa Insurance
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Contractor: PCL Constructors Inc
Status: Under Construction
Media: Wawanesa moving to new office tower at True North Square
Documents: http://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/DMIS/View...ctionId=576525

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Wawanesa partnering with TNRED to build North American headquarters in fifth tower at True North Square
by Krista Sinaisky / June 13th, 2019

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Canada’s largest mutual insurer founded in Manitoba in 1896, is partnering with True North Real Estate Development (TNRED) to build its new North American headquarters at True North Square. Wawanesa will be the sole office tenant in a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built office building, to be located at the southwest corner of Carlton Street and Graham Avenue in downtown Winnipeg immediately next to the Sutton Place Hotel & Residences, adjacent to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB), and directly across from the plaza at True North Square.

Wawanesa’s signature building will feature 19 floors and 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art offices and collaborative spaces with expansive views of True North Square and Winnipeg’s skyline. Equipped with an extensive suite of amenities, the building will accommodate the needs of Wawanesa as a most discerning and leading Canadian mutual insurance company. As a forward-thinking workplace environment, it will also include soaring lobby spaces infused with natural light as well as townhall spaces with direct views into True North Square.
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Thanks for making the thread, Wpg_Guy

I have to say I'm really excited about this building--I'm a fan of all the design elements from top to bottom.

Here's the latest photo update from Winnipeg Grump

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I take it that there haven't been any renderings released of the 23 storey version of the tower? Adding those few extra storeys will probably improve its proportions and do a lot for its overall appearance.
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you can see the added floors in the middle

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Thanks, Biff. That is going to be one hell of a block once it's all done.
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I wish there will be a walkway connecting this and the Hydro building. I know they are just a few steps away but I think it will be nice to have these buildings connected especially during these cold days.
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^They will be connected. At least at some point depending upon how Sutton Place goes.

Just need to take the skywalk back to City place then down through MTS Centre. Out of the way, yes. But will keep you warm on the cold days.
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^They will be connected. At least at some point depending upon how Sutton Place goes.

Just need to take the skywalk back to City place then down through MTS Centre. Out of the way, yes. But will keep you warm on the cold days.
Good for hitting your 10000 steps on your fitness tracker.


I definitely did that sort of thing at the UofM when I was there. I didn't want to bring my jacket to every class, so I went through the tunnels to get anywhere. But that is hilariously out of the way for how close they are. At least you don't have to go all the way around to the Bay I guess.
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I absolutely love this building.

Something similar on the lot at Notre Dame/Smith/Ellice would make me very, very happy
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Good for hitting your 10000 steps on your fitness tracker.


I definitely did that sort of thing at the UofM when I was there. I didn't want to bring my jacket to every class, so I went through the tunnels to get anywhere. But that is hilariously out of the way for how close they are. At least you don't have to go all the way around to the Bay I guess.
A quick run across the street with no jacket is my preferred method!
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Thanks Biff for all the info, do you have an elevation that shows final building height
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IIRC there was another image as part of their City Clerks hearing, where you could make out heights. But I think since then the height went up by 3 floors due to the ratios or whatever was going on there.
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A quick run across the street with no jacket is my preferred method!
That was my friends preferred method at the UofM. I hated them for it.
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Thanks Biff for all the info, do you have an elevation that shows final building height
92.2m...unless you want to argue what "Above Level 1" means

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Why were the plans for 300 Main shown here in feet and inches but this one is in metric? Or is the latter just for the purpose of getting approvals from the City?

Also curious as to how that diagram shows a 23 storey building... by my count it's 22 at the absolute maximum... what am I missing?

These diagrams... so complicated...
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Imagine the floor plates cut in half, then double the height of the tower.
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Any city in Canada would be proud to have this building downtown. A great addition to Winnipeg!
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Why were the plans for 300 Main shown here in feet and inches but this one is in metric? Or is the latter just for the purpose of getting approvals from the City?

Also curious as to how that diagram shows a 23 storey building... by my count it's 22 at the absolute maximum... what am I missing?

These diagrams... so complicated...
Unless it's a government job (metric only) - the choice between metric and imperial on the drawings is generally up to the Architect.
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