RRC suspends work on $95M project in light of tight deadline

March 7, 2018

Red River College has halted the construction of the $95-million Innovation Centre in light of a “near-impossible project completion deadline” of November 30th from the federal government. The centre is expected to attract more than 1,200 students and staff to the college’s downtown campus, and has been described as "an incredibly important project for the Exchange District and for Winnipeg” by Mayor Brian Bowman. A project source stated that Ottawa has contributed $40.6M towards the initiative, and that the college would need to return any unused funds by the November deadline. Winnipeg Free Press (Subscription required)