Following a successful pre-construction sales launch last year, the team of Cadillac Fairview, Canderel and the Club de hockey Canadien is officially launching the construction of Tour des Canadiens 3 (TDC3). The new project will be one of the tallest buildings in the city, and will play a part in shaping Quad Windsor and fulfilling the vision of a new energized mixed-use downtown core, which is expected to draw close to 6,000 new residents and 6,500 new workers within the next 10 years. Designed by IBI Group and Béïque Legault Thuot Architects, the 55-storey building will feature 565 residential units, with retail at grade.
“Montréal’s evolving real estate market continues to excite and attract attention due in large part to bold projects like Quad Windsor and its newest addition, Tour des Canadiens 3. Everyone who has witnessed the incredible changes that have taken place in downtown Montréal can appreciate the value and vitality created with our Quad Windsor project,” explains Brian Salpeter, Senior Vice President, Development, Eastern Canada, Cadillac Fairview. “The speed at which we are breaking ground, only a few months into sales, is without precedent in the Montréal market. We take great pride in bringing our vision for Quad Windsor and downtown Montréal to life and are eager to continue with future phases in this amazing neighbourhood.”
According to AltusGroup, an independent real estate advisory service, it is Montréal’s turn to experience record launches in the growing Canadian urban real estate market. With 1,571 presale condo units sold as of the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 544 at the same period in 2016, there has been a 190% growth in condominium sales for downtown Montréal year over year. The Tour des Canadiens condo towers have been a catalyst for this growth. Strong immigration, unemployment rate at a record low, and a growing IT sector in Montréal are contributing factors to creating demand that is consistently outpacing supply and as such, condo sales in Montréal are expected to set new records in 2018. Cadillac Fairview is investing $2 billion to develop the Quad Windsor district, the new pulse of downtown Montréal.
TDC3 is at the forefront of real estate in allowing buyers one of the first opportunities to view the amenity areas through virtual reality. Visitors to the presentation centre will be able to immerse themselves in a simulated world to experience TDC3’s amenities such as the “The Club”, which will feature a Mediterranean-inspired indoor pool and outdoor terrace overlooking the new two-acre city park proposed at Quad Windsor. The 10,000 square foot sales office also features two new full-size model units; its grand opening to the public was in early March.
The groundbreaking ceremony. Daniel Peritz, Senior Vice President, Canderel, Brian Salpeter, Senior Vice President, Development, Eastern Canada, Cadillac Fairview, Jonathan Wener, Chairman & CEO, Canderel, Yvan Cournoyer, Club de hockey Canadien Alumni.
“Our customers want to live a hotel lifestyle in the most exciting part of the city. With its unique amenities, its rich and warm common spaces and a Pocket Park similar to those found in New York City, we believe Tour des Canadiens 3 responds to the most discerning tastes,” says Daniel Peritz, Senior Vice President at Canderel. “We want potential buyers to virtually experience these amenity spaces; the combination of model suites and this VR tool will give the most realistic preview possible of the TDC3 lifestyle.”
TDC3’s interior design will have a distinct identity from the other phases with its warm and European-inspired contemporary aesthetic. Every unit will be infused with design elements inspired by the chic world-class hotel style that impresses travellers abroad, and makes urbanites feel at home. With an impressive two-storey lobby, its spiral staircase, marble counter and majestic fireplace, residents and visitors alike will be struck by a style that is as warm and glamorous as the suites.
“We built on all the great elements that made TDC2 a tremendous success. Residents of this new tower will enjoy, both in their unit and in amenity spaces, a true vibrancy of warmth and luxury composed with a palette of classic walnut, golden oak, and urban grey,” said Karine Bannon, project manager at CAMDI. “These warm shades that punctuate every unit’s bright and airy interior radiate European refinement, in every season.”
The ground level café, connected to the outdoor Pocket Park and open to the neighbourhood, provides a true new urban oasis anchoring the residential tower within the downtown community.
TDC3 offers its own distinctive and outstanding indoor facilities that rival those of the most sought after hotels worldwide; these include a state-of-the-art fitness room, a modern games room, adaptable private party rooms, and a 55th-floor skylounge. These welcoming and innovative common spaces that encourage collaboration and conversation will offer a one of a kind lifestyle to the TDC3 community.
Located at the corner of St-Antoine Street West and de la Montagne Street, the project will also introduce 12 townhouses located on the south side of the tower facing the City of Montréal’s new 2-acre urban park.