June 12, 2019 10:34 pm
Updated: June 13, 2019 12:54 pm

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

A rendering of the new Wawanesa building at True North Square.

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Winnipeg’s True North Square development is getting a new addition.

Wawanesa Insurance will be the major tenant at a building which will be constructed across the street from True North Square, at the old Hull’s Family Bookstores location on Graham Avenue.

“It’s a massive move,” Evan Johnston, vice president at Wawanesa Insurance, said Thursday. “We looked at a number of options and we aligned with True North not only culturally but we’re thrilled with the location.”

“Winnipeg’s revitalizing and we’re happy to be a part of it.”

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Currently, Wawanesa’s 1,100 employees in Winnipeg are spread across six locations — including buildings on Broadway and Main Street.

Designs for the 300,000 square foot, 19 storey tower feature plenty of glass and natural light, just like other buildings at True North Square.

True North’s real estate arm and James Richardson and Sons will own the new building, which is set for completion in 2023.

It will be the final commercial structure with an address at True North Square.

The True North Square Plaza opened to the public Sept. 27, 2018.

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