Description: Renovation/retrofit of former Manitoba Housing tower that was divested by the province after years of neglect and overcrowding. Interior was gutted and 60% of exterior masonry walls removed and replaced with curtainwall and balconies to create double storey loft apartments. Building comprises 18 floors of residential units in studio to 2 bedroom and penthouse suites, 2 floors commercial/active/amenity space on ground; and a new adjoining 8-level parkade to the south.
Location: 185 Smith Street
Status: Apartment tower complete; parkade to be completed by July 10, 2022 per lane closures map
Completion/Occupancy: Now leasing for Spring 2022 at Smith Street Lofts
Developer: Edison Properties
Architects : MMP Architects Inc.
Builder project page: Akman Construction Ltd.
Press: Smith Street tower will ‘look like a very different building’