Sky Residences swaps highrise Edmonton condos for luxury rental suites

Condos originally slated for the upper floors of Stantec Tower are being converted into luxury rental suites in Edmonton’s downtown because of the COVID-19 pandemic.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: A residential unit at the SKY Residences in Stantec Tower which will now be available for rent mainly due to the economic climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The downtown Edmonton luxury suites are located in the Ice District across the street from Rogers Place. The Stantec Tower is western Canada's tallest building.


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A residential unit at the SKY Residences in Stantec Tower which will now be available for rent mainly due to the economic climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The downtown Edmonton luxury suites are located in the Ice District across the street from Rogers Place. The Stantec Tower is western Canada’s tallest building.

Sky Residences at Ice District announced 168 rental units on floors 31 to 42 will be available starting on Tuesday. The 66-floor tower, Canada’s tallest building outside of Toronto, originally intended to offer roughly 484 condo units with prices ranging between $300,000 to $700,000. Some of the more spacious condos jumped to more than $1 million in price.

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Tim Shipton, senior vice president of communications

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Sky Residences swaps Edmonton condos for luxury rental suites

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Shipton said there will be rental options with long- and short-term leases.

“We also think this creates a very nice path to purchase, in particular, for young professionals,” he said. “You rent here in Sky Signature Suites, you get climatized to the lifestyle and then you can transition into a condo later on.”

Stantec residents will also have access to the amenities at the neighbouring JW Marriott, a rooftop terrace, an infrared sauna, a fitness facility and a golf simulator.

A residential unit at the SKY Residences in Stantec Tower. which will now be available for rent, mainly due to the economic climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The downtown Edmonton luxury suites are located in the Ice District across the street from Rogers Place. The Stantec Tower is western Canada's tallest building. (Photo by Larry Wong/Postmedia)
A residential unit at the Sky Residences in Stantec Tower, which will now be available for rent, mainly due to the economic climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The downtown Edmonton luxury suites are located in the Ice District across the street from Rogers Place. The Stantec Tower is Western Canada’s tallest building. Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia

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