Ruth Gardens Apartments

Client: Edison Properties
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Size: 360,000sf
Stage: Completed 2015

Over the past 50 years, Edison Properties has played a key role in developing Winnipeg’s skyline. Edison’s vision for the future includes the revitalization of their existing buildings as well as the opportunity to develop new buildings within the community.

The intent of the Ruth Gardens design was to be sensitive to the neighbourhood. To achieve this, the building was broken into three towers rising from a four-storey base, and oriented on the site to avoid the look of a massive building. The three individual towers keep the off-site shadows to a minimum while allowing the sun through on the east/west axis between the towers and along the south property line into the site.

This mixed-use site includes 14,500sf of new commercial space separated into 3 units located on the main floor of the building, as well as a separate single-storey Scotiabank which is located on the corner of Rothesay and Sharon Bay. Above the commercial space, the residential component consists of 213 apartments ranging in size from 700 to 1100sfspread out over 10 storeys, as well as a penthouse. Building amenities were chosen specifically for the needs of the building and surrounding community.

Amenities in the Ruth Gardens project include:

  • Open concept kitchen and living room with modern cabinets, double sinks, and stainless steel appliances
  • Luxurious vinyl plank flooring with lushly carpeted bedrooms
  • In-suite utility rooms with washer/dryer
  • Private, fully covered balconies
  • Full time on-site Resident Manager
  • Underground and surface parking
  • Common room available for small parties and meetings
  • Fitness room
  • Secure building with card access system
  • Sound resistant construction
  • Located close to public transit routes
  • Within walking distance of golf course
  • Accessible bike and walking trails and two major parks
  • Close to restaurants, shopping centres, and all school levels

Ruth Gardens Project Team
Principal Architect: Chris Daly
Contract Administration: Marty Kuilman
Interior Designer: Rex Salanguit
Senior Technician: Michael Hamson