Two cranes currently in action on the Nuns' Island site - The Pointe-Nord neighbourhood is thriving

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - With two cranes now in operation, the Pointe-Nord neighbourhood on Nuns' Island is one of the biggest residential construction sites in the Montreal region.  Led by Proment Corporation, this major project consists of 760 living units at different stages of development.

The construction of the first Pointe-Nord building, ZUNI, which offereds 161 condos and 12 townhouses, has been completed and its residents recently moved in. The first crane on the site is being used to construct Evolo, a 30-storey building whose eighth floor has already been erected. Evolo will offer 260 condos, of which 85% have already been sold, as well as 16 townhouses, 14 of them already sold. The second crane is dedicated to the construction of the Evolo Pavilion, a five-storey building with 43condos. The completion date for Evolo and the Evolo Pavilion is scheduled for fall 2012. Next June, a third crane will be installed on the site to begin construction on Evolo 2, whose units are now on sale.

"With the two Evolo towers, we are aiming for LEED environmental certification. In fact, the towers are being constructed in the heart of a LEED ND ecological neighbourhood", said Louis-Joseph Papineau, Vice-President of Development and Construction at Proment Corporation.

Birth of a residential neighbourhood
Pointe-Nord will offer a whole new dimension to Nuns' Island. "We are currently witnessing the birth of a whole neighbourhood and a unique way of life, just a few minutes from Downtown Montreal", explained Samuel Gewurz, President of Proment Corporation.

This neighbourhood will be an outstanding place to live, thanks to its strategic position near major highways and public transport; the beauty of its riverside site, parks and paths; and its local shops, which will be a focal point for residents and visitors, with a bakery and restaurant just a short walk away.

Evolo and the Evolo Pavilion will border a pedestrian plaza overlooking a riverside park. "When designing Pointe-Nord, we set ourselves the objective of giving Montrealers access to the river banks", adds Mr. Papineau. The water will be visible from every street and will be the principal attraction from the main square. A pedestrian walkway will lead to a quay, where people will be able to launch kayaks, admire the view, or just sit back and relax.

The City of Montreal has already begun work on the parks and public spaces by the riverside. "The facilities should be finished in 2012, allowing the neighbourhood's community to fully benefit from life on Pointe-Nord," says Mr. Papineau.

One aspect of urban planning generating particular interest is the range of stores to be established in the neighbourhood. "We intend to open a bakery café in the ZUNI building, and a restaurant with a magnificent open-air terrace on the first floor on the Evolo Pavilion", explains Ilan Gewurz, Executive Vice-President of Proment Corporation. The restaurant will be a key feature of the pedestrian plaza in the summer months. It should be noted that Proment is focusing particular attention on the different stores that will be part of Pointe-Nord. "We believe the commercial offering should complement the lifestyle of the Pointe-Nord neighbourhood, which is why we are paying special attention to the choice of stores", he concludes.

Evolo 2 is now on the market
Proment Corporation will officially open the sale of condominiums in the Evolo 2 residential tower shortly. Situated at the heart of the Pointe-Nord ecological neighbourhood, this 30-storey building will offer future residents spectacular views onto the Saint-Lawrence River and a unique panorama of the city. The building comprises 260 condos, with surface areas ranging between 685 and 2,000 square feet. The advance sales phase started recently and 30 units have been sold. If the rate of sales is strong, excavation work will begin next spring. The building should welcome its first residents in 2014.

Visit www.evolo.ca for all the details.

About Proment Corporation
Founded in 1965, Proment Corporation (proment.com) is a real-estate development company well known for its innovative residential projects, including Les Sommets, Verre sur Vert, Les Jardins des Vosges, Le Domaine de la Pointe, Les Verrières sur le fleuve, Le Cours du fleuve, Val de l'Anse, Le Club Marin and Le Domaine de la Forêt, all located on Nuns' Island. The innovative design and quality construction of Proment projects have been frequently recognized by the Association provinciale des constructeurs d'habitations du Québec (APCHQ), the Ordre des architectes du Québec and Sauvons Montréal with numerous awards of distinction including five "Builder of the Year" awards over the past 20 years. Proment, the Quebec leader in ecological residential real estate, recently received LEED Gold certification for its latest project, Le Vistal. Pointe-Nord reflects Proment's desire to innovate by create a mixed (residential and commercial) community certified LEED ND Gold, on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River.


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514 317-5715, ext. 203

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