Portage Place Center in Winnipeg to be redeveloped into mixed-use complex

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Portage Place Shopping Center in downtown Winnipeg is set to undergo redevelopment into a mixed-use three-part complex. The building will feature a healthcare facility, housing, retail, neighbourhood services, and urban green areas. They will all be connected by the $500 million.

The renovation would prioritize connectivity, accessibility, and community. It will demolish portions of the current shopping mall and building on more than 139,355 m2. To reinvent Portage Place, extensive community and stakeholder consultation will be carried out. The new complex will have green areas, a multi-family tower, students, and affordable housing.

Furthermore, the urban health centre of excellence. The finished project is anticipated to be one-third larger than the current building, though portions of the old structure will be gradually developed.

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More features at the redeveloped Portage Place Center

Additionally, the project will include more than 1,000 heated subterranean parking spots and more than 0.81 ha (2 acres) of public and outdoor meeting space.

When finished, the new structure will link the area of the former Hudson Bay Co. building. Additionally, the University of Winnipeg, and the YMCA. It offers services like community drop-ins, childcare, and physical exercise, as well as possibilities for arts and culture like the Prairie Theatre Exchange.

The Manitoba government will support this transition. It has made a long-term commitment to a sizable health campus. It will offer wellness and community services customized to the neighbourhood and urban population. The project’s developer, True North Real Estate Development, has the support of all three levels of government that make up The Forks North Portage Partnership to purchase the land by the end of 2023.

According to Mark Chipman, executive chairman of True North Sports + Entertainment, “Portage Place unintentionally built a barrier between the north and south neighbourhoods that make up our downtown for decades. Our intention is to change it into a location that fosters community spirit. It will connect nearby areas and offer access to desperately needed services. This project has a positive social and economic impact.”