Luxury living coming to the heart of Tuxedo

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TUXEDO

A new apartment building being built in the heart of Tuxedo will offer Winnipeg’s latest luxury living experience.

IG Mackenzie Real Property Fund, along with Dynasty McCOR Development Inc. and architect Raymond Wan, will be transforming the former Shell Canada station in the Tuxedo Park Shopping Centre at 2025 Corydon Ave. into a 13-storey, 84-unit luxury rental apartment tower called Atelier Living.

Building amenities will include a residents’ lounge, fitness centre, dog wash, outdoor patio and concierge service. The project will also have an 84-car underground parkade along with 60 outdoor stalls.

“We’ve built all over Winnipeg, but none of them compare to the scale and scope of this project. This is one-of-a-kind,” said Dynasty McCOR Development Inc. president Allan Borodkin, whose company is serving as development manager on the project.

The decision to rezone and subdivide the former gas station property to residential came after the project’s architect, Raymond Wan, renovated the Tuxedo Shopping Centre and learned the gas station’s lease would be expiring. With Wan’s help, the landowners explored options but ultimately decided a residential tower would be the best use of the space.

“It was his initiative that convinced the owners to go that route,” Borodkin said. “He then went to the City of Winnipeg through the community committee process and rezoned that southwest corner and subdivided it so the piece of land stands on its own and can then be rezoned into residential use.”

There has been significant rental property growth in the Sterling Lyon area, which Borodkin said is often deemed a “satellite of Tuxedo,” but the heart of the neighbourhood has largely remained an untapped residential resource.

“A lot of the clientele in this area are coming out of custom homes, older homes that have been upgraded, or condominiums in the area,” he added, noting four condo buildings will be near Atelier Living. “They’re wanting something in keeping with what they had, or they want a new, luxury version that’s never existed before.”

All suites in the tower will have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Residents will be able to select between four suite layouts, including premium suites on two penthouse floors. Each apartment will have a spacious balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows and nine-foot ceilings (the penthouse levels will have 10-foot ceilings, select suites will have wrap around balconies and the main floor will consist of some commercial rental units).

Building amenities will include a residents’ lounge, fitness centre, dog wash, outdoor patio and concierge service. The project will also have an 84-car underground parkade along with 60 outdoor stalls.

“The smallest unit will be 1,119-square feet and the biggest will be 1,501-square feet,” Borodkin said. “This is a luxury building, so all the furnishings and finishings will be luxurious and modernistic.”

IG Mackenzie Real Property Fund, along with Dynasty McCOR Development Inc. and architect Raymond Wan, will be transforming the former Shell Canada station in the Tuxedo Park Shopping Centre at 2025 Corydon Ave. into a 13-storey, 84-unit luxury rental apartment tower called Atelier Living.

The exterior of the building will be clad in glass curtain wall, with the main floor commercial rental spaces being brick, Borodkin added. The interior will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, the kitchens will also be outfitted in quartz and include higher-end cabinetry and the flooring will be plank.

Rent hasn’t been set yet, but Borodkin said it will be in keeping with what the building offers and comparable to other new rentals in Winnipeg, like True North Square and 300 Main St.

Atelier Living is expected to be complete by summer 2024 and is currently accepting expressions of interest.

For more information, visit www.atelierliving.ca

Kelsey James

Kelsey James
Community Journalist

Kelsey James is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. She graduated from Red River College’s creative communications program in 2018 as a journalism major and holds a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric, writing and communications from the University of Winnipeg. A lifelong Winnipegger who grew up in southwest Winnipeg, Kelsey is thrilled to be covering the neighbourhoods she still calls “home.”

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