Transformative to Winnipeg and in the most strategic downtown location, when complete, True North Square will feature four towers spanning over one million square feet of Class A office, residential, retail, hotel and public space.
The first tower, 242 Hargrave Street, opened in June 2018 as a 17 storey Class A office and retail building. It is the first privately-developed office building in Winnipeg in three decades. It was joined by the second tower, 225 Carlton Street, in July 2019, as a 25 storey residential rental building with complementary office and retail spaces.
242 Hargrave sets a new standard for Winnipeg's office market. It is the first privately-developed office tower built in downtown Winnipeg since 1990 and the only Class A office space in the city. With iconic architecture, floor to ceiling glass, flexible floorplates, and advanced technology, heating, and cooling systems, the building provides an unparalleled experience for tenants and visitors. Exciting retail offerings and green spaces heighten the experience of comfort and well being.
The plaza space between the two towers has been thoughtfully designed for the enjoyment of residents, tenants, and visitors alike. It features landscaping, benches, a water feature, and a grand staircase. Planned to maximize sunlight and protect from winds, the plaza is intended to be used continuously to accomodate a host of exciting events.
As the new standard for rental living in Winnipeg, 225 Carlton has been designed with the most discerning resident in mind. Thoughtfully designed suites, a welcoming lobby, a highly coveted penthouse, a spectacular amenity floor, and daily concierge services all contribute to an unparalleled lifestyle in the heart of downtown at True North Square. 225 Carlton also features retail offerings on levels one and two, and unique, boutique office floor plates on levels three through six.
Sustainable Design & Operations
True North Square is targeting LEED® Gold certification, reflecting a commitment to sustainability throughout the design and construction process. The project will excel in reducing energy consumption while providing better air quality, natural light, and energy efficiency, setting a new benchmark in Winnipeg office building performance. A focus on resource efficiency as well as user health and wellness is a priority for the project, lowering operating costs, improving tenant comfort, health and safety.
Sustainability initiatives in place at True North Square include:
- Proactive recycling and waste management system;
- Chemical-free "green" and day-time cleaning program;
- Highly efficient heating and cooling system;
- Water saving plumbing features;
- Triple-pane windows with sun shades designed to maximize efficiency;
- Bike-to-work facilities and low-emission vehicle incentives;
- Smart landscaping using native, low-irrigation plants and natural fertilizers;
- Battery recycling program.