Student residence high-rise opens doors after year-long delay

Almost 20 months after a blaze broke out on the top floors of a high-rise construction site located across from the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus and postponed the building’s grand opening, the 16-storey complex has welcomed its first tenants.
“The Arc” student residence, a contextual modern structure at 2525 Pembina Hwy., was originally slated to open in September 2020.
The timeline was pushed back an entire year after building materials on the upper floors of the site caught fire in December 2019, sending up thick smoke and huge flames that drew more than 100 firefighters to the scene.


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