Wawanesa to move North American HQ to True North Square

Monday, June 17, 2019

Wawanesa Insurance, Canada’s largest mutual insurer founded in Manitoba in 1896, announces a partnership with True North Real Estate Development (TNRED) to build its North American headquarters in the fifth tower at True North Square.

“When completed, Wawanesa’s new headquarters will be a highly visible, innovative office building within the now 1.5 million-square-foot campus at True North Square,” said Jim Ludlow, President of TNRED in the press release.

Wawanesa will be the sole office tenant in a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built office building, to be located at the southwest corner of Carlton Street and Graham Avenue in downtown Winnipeg, directly across from the plaza at True North Square, immediately next to the Sutton Place Hotel & Residences and adjacent to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB).

The tower will feature 19 floors and 300,000 square feet of offices, soaring lobby spaces infused with natural light and collaborative spaces with expansive views of True North Square and Winnipeg’s skyline.

Designed by Canada’s Architecture49 (A49) the ground-breaking tower epitomizes a design that is focused on sustainability and employee well-being actively demonstrating Wawanesa’s determination to meet exceptionally high standards in these areas. The building will feature workplace innovations framed around the importance of employee wellness, people connectivity, collaboration and engagement of staff for the future successes of Wawanesa and its employees.


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