Major Developments

Optimism Is Everywhere

A healthy mix of commercial and industrial projects is in evidence throughout Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Billions of development dollars confirm that Winnipeg’s renaissance is alive and well. Take a look at the list below, and it should become quite obvious that the degree of both public- and private-sector investment signals a tremendously positive outlook for our city.

Perhaps that’s why FDi Magazine named Winnipeg a “Top-10 North American mid-sized city of the future 2013/2014 for business friendliness.”

Building Permit Values

Building permit values, which indicate construction costs for new construction, additions and renovations, have historically been strong in Winnipeg. In 2014, the total building permit value reached a 10-year high of $1.96 billion. Over the the last five years, building permit values have increased by 22 per cent per year on average, which is 14 per cent higher than the national rate and is the highest rate in comparison to other metropolitan centres.

Winnipeg Building Permit Values by Type from 2004 to 2014 (Thousands of Dollars)

Building Permit Values by Major Metopolitan Area:
Average Annual Per Cent Change from 2009 to 2014

Source:  Statistics Canada


Current or Recently Completed Projects


Recent new corporate facilities and expansions include: