Marina Style Safeway
I've been chronicling the demise of the Winnipeg's first (circa 1964) "Marina Style" Safeway at Ellice and Wall. This week will be the last for the distinctive curved roof line.
Youth For Christ
Youth for Christ's new building is really coming along. I hadn't realized just how big it was going to be. It is set to open in October.
Just up the road, one of Winnipeg's more unique neighbourhood buildings, the Braunstein Block, renovation is continuing. I will have a post on the history of the block in the days ahead.
The Maryland Hotel
The nearly $2m in renovations to the Maryland Hotel are coming to an end. With the VLT, lounge and vendor already moved to a building at the other end of the parking lot, the final phase of its conversion into an Econolodge is underway. It is set to reopen in November.
September 2011This is a $64 m project that has flown under the radar: the former JC Wilt Lab on Logan Avenue.
The Public Health Agency of Canada bought it a few years back with an eye to moving other Ottawa-based labs here. That idea faltered but the place will be used as an extension of the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health (a.k.a. The Virology Lab) on Arlington, which has been tight on space for some time. (The CSCHAH itself is also undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion.)
The structure of the parkade that sits where the Grain Exchange Annex was, is complete. They're working on the cladding.
Other Honourable Mentions from the summer: