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MONTREAL, March 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited announced today its updated
plans to develop downtown Montreal. Including the Tour des Canadiens residential development and Deloitte Tower already underway, Cadillac Fairview will build a total of nine new
buildings. Five residential towers and two office towers will be built
south of Saint-Antoine Street, over the next 15 years.
"Today's announcement is part of our $2 billion development plan, which,
once completed, will completely transform the downtown core, creating a
new district that offers a modern, state-of-the-art place to work and
live, called Quad Windsor," said Salvatore Iacono, Senior
Vice-President, Development and Portfolio Management, Eastern Canada,
"We are aiming for a mixed-use development that includes office,
residential and retail components, for a total of more than 4 million
square feet. Such a combination of uses will contribute to creating a
vibrant new downtown neighborhood that will successfully continue the
natural extension of Montreal's downtown core, adding new signature
towers to the skyline and much-improved connections to neighbouring
districts and Griffintown," explained Mr. Iacono.
The overall project is based on sustainable development and a resolutely
urban lifestyle where residential, business and entertainment come
together. Cadillac Fairview will be working with the City of Montreal
to study and review the proposed project that will be completed in four
phases, outlined below:
The proposed first phase includes two residential towers located at 1150
and 1250 Saint-Antoine West, in the block formed by de la Montagne,
Saint-Antoine, Jean d'Estrées and Torrance streets.
These two towers will be connected across Sainte-Antoine Street by an
aerial walkway that will extend the existing public pedestrian network,
allowing pedestrians to cross Saint-Antoine without having to walk
Each tower will be 38 storeys and follow the natural gradient of the
skyscrapers in the area.
This phase is currently the subject of a rezoning application being
reviewed by the Ville-Marie borough and has gone through a public
The buildings are designed by IBI Group, a global architecture and
planning firm based in Montreal.
The proposed second phase of development includes two office towers
located at 750 Peel, for a total leasable area of 1.1 million square
The two office towers will have a sculptural, tapering form allowing for
wider sidewalks at the base of the buildings and a more slender
appearance in the skyline.
The north side of the site, along Peel and Saint-Antoine, will have a
plaza and vibrant new retail offerings.
The south side of the site along Saint-Jacques will feature terraced
gardens along the sidewalk, skylights below and public access to the
The buildings are designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, a
Chicago firm responsible for large-scale international projects.
Architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill designed the Burj Khalifa in
Dubai while at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
The proposed third phase is planned at 600 Peel and features three
residential towers facing Peel and Saint-Jacques streets.
Townhouses will sit at the base of the towers, along with more retail
and services for residents, with a potential of up to 1.5 million
The towers will be slightly curved to maximize their southern exposure
and views, and will be built around a pedestrian thoroughfare that will
cross the site.
A large urban public park will be integrated into the project.
To ensure architectural consistency, the firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
Architecture has also planned these towers.
The final phase will be the improvement of Windsor Station, a heritage
treasure that inspired Cadillac Fairview's overall plans for Montreal.
Cadillac Fairview will work to restore Windsor Station, paying special
attention to preserving its essence, architecture and history.
About Quad Windsor
At the turn of the century, the prestigious Windsor Station was at the
centre of development in the city. The name Windsor evokes high-quality
urban development, architectural prestige, and the area's past as the
city's hub of transportation. With its roots in the word "quadrangle,"
the name Quad is short and creates a memorable impact. Its style is
contemporary and aptly expresses this vibrant and dynamic urban space
that integrates work, retail, entertainment, and high-end residential
Quad Windsor will be more than just a district; it will be an extension
of downtown and a brand new lifestyle rooted in Montreal's heritage.
About Cadillac Fairview
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is one of North America's
largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate.
Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality
office, retail and mixed-use properties in Canada and the United
States, as well as international investments in real estate companies
and investment funds.
With a portfolio valued at more than $23 billion, Cadillac Fairview and
its affiliates own and manage nearly 44 million square feet of leasable
space at 75 properties across North America, including some of Canada's
landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton
Centre, Pacific Centre, Chinook Centre and the Montreal Fashion Centres
(Carrefour Laval, Galeries d'Anjou, Promenades St-Bruno and Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan,
which invests to secure the retirement income of 303,000 active and
retired teachers in Ontario.
SOURCE: CADILLAC FAIRVIEW
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