January 14, 2020 – Manulife Investment Management has today announced plans for a $30 Million redevelopment of Manulife Place, calling it “a transformative redevelopment in Edmonton’s downtown core.” With construction commencing in mid-2020, the redevelopment will consist of,
a major modernization of the exterior façade with multi-level transparent glazing and bright, new signage. A repositioning of the retail storefronts to the exterior of the centre will extend the shopping experience outwards, creating a visually dynamic and engaging streetscape. In addition, the interior space will be refreshed with new porcelain flooring and LED lighting, as well as the creation of inviting communal spaces. A 45,000 square foot rooftop terrace will also be constructed, providing an acre of fully-landscaped parkland in the heart of downtown Edmonton—an amenity that is exclusive to Manulife Place.