December 3, 2013 2:07 pm
Updated: December 4, 2013 9:31 am

Downtown tower to be called SkyCity

A massive new tower planned for downtown Winnipeg will be named SkyCity.

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WINNIPEG — A massive new tower planned for downtown Winnipeg will be named SkyCity.

Fortress Developments and MADY, another Ontario-based development company, revealed the winner Tuesday of a contest to name the ambitious project planned for Graham Avenue.

Winnipegger Robert Cable won the $3,000 naming contest.

SkyCity Centre Winnipeg is still in the planning stages. The $200-million project would see a new mixed-use skyscraper, 56 storeys high, rise on the site of what is now a surface parking lot on Graham Avenue, across from the former Canada Post building.

Residential space will occupy 40 storeys of the building, Fortress representatives said Tuesday. They have said the tower will also include a grocery store and commercial/office space.

Sales for condominiums in the building are to begin in spring 2014; construction is to begin in spring 2015.

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