Plans for a new building in Winnipeg called Dreamscape give new meaning to the term ‘go big or go home’.
Local developer Anthony Panchoo wants to build a mega-structure that would be roughly 500 acres in size. That’s roughly two thirds the size of Downtown.
By comparison, the largest building on Earth in terms of volume is the Boeing Everett Factory in Washington, which is 98 acres.
It would house a water park. An amusement park. Two golf courses. Condos. Hotels. Office space. Commercial space. An amphitheatre. Greenspace parks. The list goes on.
Panchoo tells 680 CJOB why he wants to build it here:
“I’m not originally from Canada, I’m from the Caribbean where it’s nice and warm. I love Canada and I especially love Winnipeg, but I always felt like, man we could really put a roof over the city if that’s possible, and that would be so much nicer.”
Panchoo is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, and came to Canada in 1981.
In terms of finances, he’s keeping quiet on the details for now, saying only that he has the backing he needs for the multi-billion dollar project through various partners. He first needs to speak with the three levels of government to talk about infrastructure.
He adds that it would take 12 years to build, and once complete, it would make Winnipeg a global destination.
Listen to our interview with him here: