Winnipeg will boast a 385,000 square foot outlet mall by the spring of 2017. Called 'The Outlet Collection at Winnipeg', the project is being developed by Ivanhoé Cambridge, Harvard Developments and Forster Projects.
The outlet mall will be developed on a 40-acre site within the northwest quadrant of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway. It will be the first 'pure' outlet centre in Greater Winnipeg and will house more than 90 retailers. It will feature "warm natural finishes, innovative day-lighting strategies, bold graphic patterning and materials to create a unique and exciting shopping and dining environment." Ivanhoé Cambridge will undertake the development and leasing of the project and will assume management of the centre once it opens.
"We are thrilled to work alongside established real estate players to bring the Outlet Collection experience to Winnipeg, which promises to offer an unparalleled retail mix to local shoppers and tourists from neighbouring provinces and U.S. states," declared John Scott, Senior Vice-President of Development, at Ivanhoé Cambridge. "With our first location opening in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in May and another location to open in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2016, Outlet Collection at Winnipeg reinforces our position as Canada's leader in the outlet retail sector. It will be a true destination that will enliven the surrounding commercial development through attractive landscaping, intuitive wayfinding, comfortable public spaces and integrated public transit."
Blair Forster, Vice-President, Harvard Developments, explained: "Our strategy when we acquired this outstanding 117-acre site was to deliver a unique, mixed-use shopping experience to the people of Winnipeg. This project leverages Ivanhoé Cambridge's industry leading expertise as the first step in realizing this vision."
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