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Historical Restoration and the Application of Today’s Building Code: The Fortune Building

Join YCLM for an in-depth tour of The Fortune Building, a historical structure completed between 1882 and 1883. One of Winnipeg’s oldest commercial buildings, The Fortune Building is a testament to a former era of grandeur that spread throughout the downtown.

After being neglected and unoccupied for many years, its new owners want to bring it back to life with its original splendor. It will offer the same occupancies as it once had, with commercial space on the main floor and offices on the upper floors.

One of the main challenges of the extensive restoration is to make sure it meets today’s building code and safety standards while, at the same time, preserving the original character, by salvaging as much material and recreating original details as possible.

The tour will be led by Unit 7 Architecture & Jillmark Construction, and we’ll be heading to Carbone Cafe Club following the tour for drinks, appetizers and networking.

Full PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, high vis, steel-toes) Required

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Fortune Building (Corner of Main St. and St Mary Ave.) Networking event at Carbone Cafe Club on St Mary Ave.
Cost: $20 (includes appetizers following the tour)