Official topping-off marks monumental milestone for 69-storey high-rise

Edmonton, AB (November 16, 2018) – ICE District Properties Joint Venture is pleased to announce one of its most monumental milestones to date as it officially topped-off Stantec Tower today, just over two years since its official ground breaking.

Today’s event gives the 69-storey (66 usable) Stantec Tower the official title of the tallest tower outside of Toronto as the much-anticipated high-rise now stands at 251 metres tall.

The commercial level of Stantec Tower was topped off one year ago and will house 29 floors of commercial workspace for Stantec, Dentons Canada LLP, DLA Piper, PwC Canada, and more. Stantec has completed consolidating 1,500 of its Edmonton-based employees into its new global headquarters, floors 3-20, in Stantec Tower. Stantec Tower’s fourth-floor balcony, overlooking the future ICE District Plaza, will be open to the public during various times of the year.

Stantec Tower will also offer 483 premium condominium suites as well as 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor premium amenity space. Expected to be completed in fall 2019, SKY Residences at ICE District offers 14 unique floor plans, investment opportunities, and unsurpassed condo views from the tallest points in the City. SKY Residences at ICE District is now open to the public for viewing at the ICE District Presentation Centre.

“Since inception, ICE District has been a vision that will put Edmonton on the world stage, and today’s topping off is symbolic of our city continuing to push the boundaries of progress,” said Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “To not only be the tallest tower outside of Toronto, but to also be a structure that emanates such grandeur and prestige, gives our city a source of pride, and puts us on the map in the architectural world.”

Stantec provided full architecture and engineering services for Stantec Tower, which is targeting LEED® Gold certification (exterior) and LEED® Silver certification (interior), and FitWel certification.

“Today’s milestone is nothing short of extraordinary for our team as the extensive work and meticulous planning that has gone into Stantec Tower has officially come to fruition,” said Gord Johnston, president and CEO, Stantec. “For our employees who worked on this project, as well as for our teams working in the tallest tower outside of Toronto, our iconic head office

represents the energy and creativity of our Company. We are so proud to be part of what is truly the transformation of the City of Edmonton.”

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About ICE District
ICE District will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada and is already projecting an energy and feeling unlike anything Edmonton has seen before. ICE District is already delivering a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heart-stopping NHL and WHL hockey and world-class gaming and will soon feature boutique shopping, trendy dining and more. A humming public plaza with year-round programming will host events from festivals to public skating. All of this, just steps from sophisticated residences and premium office space. Rogers Place was developed by Oilers Entertainment Group and the City of Edmonton. ICE District Properties, a mixed-use development surrounding Rogers Place and Ford Hall, is being developed through a joint venture between Katz Group and ONE Properties.


About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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For ICE District media inquiries, please contact:

Shauna MacDonald
T: 780.508.5099
C: 403.585.4570

For Stantec media inquiries, please contact:

Ashley Warnock
T: 403.472.0122