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MORE than 25 per cent of the nearly 400 units in the proposed SkyCity Centre condo tower have been pre-sold after about a month on the market, the Toronto-based developer said Friday.
Fortress Real Developments said in a news release that more than 100 of the 388 condos in the 45-storey, Graham Avenue tower, which will be the tallest building between Toronto and Calgary if built, have been sold since it opened a presentation centre on Garry Street in mid-September.
That includes more than 60 units that were sold to VIP purchasers during the opening weekend at the presentation centre.
Company officials have said the project will proceed if it can pre-sell 40 to 50 per cent of the condos.
"The level of local investor interest has really surprised us," said Susan Joshi, a sales agent with Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate, the exclusive listing agent for the project.
"The smaller units have sold extremely well, with purchasers expecting to achieve record-setting rents in what we believe will be the most exciting community to live in (here)."
The condos range in size from 529 square feet, which start at $194,000, to 1,609 square feet, which are priced at $780,000.
The news release quotes buyer Dorian Hiebert as saying he purchased one of the condos because "it's the most exciting thing going" in Winnipeg.
"I'll be close to everything downtown and can get anywhere I want on foot through the skywalk. The amenities are going to be incredible. This building has everything I could possibly need. I can't wait to move in," he added.
Initial plans call for 20,000 feet of main-floor retail space, including a grocery store; four floors of parking; and two floors of office space. There will also be one floor of amenities for the tenants, including a volleyball court, steam rooms, hot tubs, a dog-wash station and a yoga studio, the company has said.
-- Murray McNeill