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201 FITNESS is Open for Business

The new 201 FITNESS officially opened its doors in early September with a highly successful Open House event! Thank you to everyone who stopped to tour the facility, check out the equipment, and enjoy some healthy snacks. We would also like to thank everyone who provided valuable feedback after the event, which our team will use…

The Final Push for the 201 Plaza

There are a lot of exciting things happening as part of the 201 Portage Plaza Project! Our construction crews have installed the state-of-the-art glass panel bridge, and we are thrilled to see the finished product! Each of the ten 550lb panels took a whole day to put in place, and we are so close to…

201 Portage Plaza Project Progress Report

Work on the 201 Portage Plaza Project is chugging along as we continue our work to provide tenants and the public with a gorgeous place to relax, have a bite to eat, and gather as a community! Concrete planters have been poured, the advanced drainage water storage system has been installed, the temporary roof structure…

Behind the Build: 201 Portage Plaza Project

There’s a lot going on at the corner of Portage and Main! To give us a rundown of what exactly is taking place in front of 201 Portage, we connected with Jared Lazaruk, Superintendent, PCL Construction; Jim Moore, Senior Property Manager, Harvard Developments Corporation, and Dave Goertzen, Project Coordinator, Harvard Developments Corporation to share an…

Fitness Centre Coming for Tenants of 201!

Get pumped 201 Portage! Our new 201 Fitness Centre is almost complete! This new fitness centre has been in the works for quite some time, and we’re incredibly excited to be able to share it with all of you! It has always been a goal of ours to foster ways for our tenants to be…

Transforming 201, Inside and Out

There are a lot of exciting things happening at 201 Portage this year: from the floor to ceiling transformation of the lobby, the low- and high-rise elevator remodels, and many tenant suites being extensively refurbished.   And that’s just the interior! Arguably, one of the most exciting things happening at 201 Portage in 2022 isn’t…

Creating a “Buzz” at 201 Portage

201 Portage is pleased to welcome hundreds of tiny new tenants to our downtown tower. This spring, 201 partnered with BeeProject Apiaries to install two urban beehives on our 2nd-level roof. The goal of these hives is to not only support the local honeybee population, but to also give us an opportunity to raise awareness…

Making a Statement: The 201 Lobby Transformation

We here at 201 Portage often emphasize the importance of “Making a Statement” with your business.   Well, now it’s our turn.  It’s been a while since some of you have been to the building, and we’ve missed you.  While you were away, we’ve been busy with major work taking place, and we’re thrilled to say…

Energy Saving Tips from 201!

April 22 is Earth Day. It should come as no surprise that the world is moving toward a more energy-efficient, environmentally conscious mindset. Corporations, organizations, individuals, and businesses all have a social responsibility to make an honest effort to lower their carbon footprints and reduce energy consumption, all in the name of future generations. The…

Elevating the Standard

201 Portage is nearing its completion of the largest elevator modernization project in Winnipeg’s history! Thanks to TK Elevator Canada; nearly every aspect of the high-rise, low-rise, service and concourse shuttle elevators are receiving significant upgrades for the first time in 30 years! But what’s being changed? Let’s start from the ground level. A brand…

Transform201 Renovation Update: Spring 2021

The renovation has taken centre stage as work expands into the lobby of 201 Portage, elevator cabs get a makeover, and plans take shape to reimagine our iconic courtyard. Join Jim Moore and Sandy Jamault for a behind-the-scenes tour of Transform201.

201 Talks: Tax Tips for Financial Planning

with Treena Nault – IG Private Wealth Management

In the Spotlight: 680 CJOB

Pat O’Connor, Manager of News Technology for Corus Entertainment and its Winnipeg media brands, joined us to chat about the station’s recent move, setting up a state of the art studio, and what’s on tap in 2021 for Winnipeg’s news leader… You recently made the move into 201 in the Fall – can you give…

Top 5 Things to Know About ‘Transform201’

The mercury might be dropping in the 204 but have no fear because 201 is bringing the fire in December. Earlier this month, our project team in Winnipeg officially kicked-off “Transform201”, an extraordinarily bold renovation plan to Winnipeg’s #1 business address. Now, we know it’s a busy time of year – endless hockey or dance…

Taylor McCaffrey LLP elevates its client experience with move to 201 Portage.

Looking out from the 22nd floor at Portage and Main, Norm Snyder’s train of thought is focused on one thing: change. Across the horizon, harvest shades of auburn, magenta and canary dot the landscape as the beauty of Fall begins to blanket Winnipeg. Shifting his perspective to his interior surroundings, the Managing Partner and Chair…

The 2018 Manitoba Race to Reduce final results are in!

Manitoba Race to Reduce challenges commercial building landlords and tenants to publicly commit to working together to reduce their collective energy use.  After two years, participating buildings of the Race have saved 6,223,833 kWh of electricity and 149,028 m3 of natural gas for a total energy reduction of 2.1% since the race began.  201 Portage alone reduced…

201 Portage proud to become new home of BMO Bank of Montreal flagship branch.

Harvard Developments Inc. and its Building Partners are proud to announce BMO Bank of Montreal as the newest major tenant of 201 Portage, Winnipeg’s premier office tower. The Canadian investment and financial services company will be creating a revolutionary 6,000 sq. ft., full-service branch on the main floor of 201 Portage, establishing a powerhouse presence…