Winnipeg Convention Centre Unveils Expansion Details

January 14, 2013

At a recent event with partners, industry leaders and clients, the Winnipeg Convention Centre unveiled detailed plans for a $180+ million expansion to the 37-year-old facility.

A highlight in the centre of the third floor will be the impressive City Room which will be located above York Avenue with full windows on the east and west sides. This 46,000 sq. ft. space will easily accommodate 2,800 for a sit-down dinner and dance, or 217 exhibit booths for a tradeshow. Below on street level, York Avenue will function as a new downtown weather-protected gathering place.

“The expansion of the Winnipeg Convention Centre is a critical and necessary element to increasing the attraction of meetings and conventions to Winnipeg. Without the expansion, the tourism sector cannot grow and our potential to expand our meetings and conventions business would be capped,” said Marina James, President and CEO, Economic Development Winnipeg.

To read the full press release, click here .