Proment Corporation brings forward construction date of the first Pointe-Nord tower

MONTREAL, Jan. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - On January 13, Proment Corporation will hold the official groundbreaking ceremony for Evolo, the first residential tower of the Pointe-Nord project. This 30-storey condominium building will be the highest on Nuns' Island, and its stylish architecture will significantly alter the Montreal skyline as viewed from the Champlain Bridge. Thanks to considerable public interest, 60% of Evolo's 260 condominiums have been sold in just four months. This strong demand has resulted in Proment Corporation's decision to begin construction earlier than the date initially scheduled. Located on the banks of the St Laurence River, Evolo is at the heart of the sustainable neighbourhood of Pointe-Nord, whose plan was recently awarded LEED ND Gold certification.

Evolo should welcome its first residents from November 2012 and, at its peak, the building site will involve as many as 150 to 200 employees. When finished, the project will host high-design condominiums ranging between 675 and 2,600 square feet. The arrival of Evolo will help strengthen Pointe-Nord's reputation as an urban village with a wide variety of dwellings and retail boutiques. 

An official ceremony will bring together the project's main partners, marking the beginning of the construction phase:

WHAT   Groundbreaking ceremony for the residential tower Evolo
WHEN   January 13, 2011 at 11 a.m.
WHERE 1001 Jacques-Le Ber Avenue, Nuns' Island
WHO  Representatives from the arrondissement of Verdun,  Mr. Jean-Pierre Bart, Mr. Viateur Michaud and Mr. Pierre Mierski (architects), Mr. Christian Ducharme and Mr. Jean-François Veilleux (landscape architects), representatives from construction entrepreneur Reliance, and Mr. Samuel Gewurz, President of Proment Corporation and his team.

** Photo opportunities, visits of the building site, and interviews available on site.

A resounding success

The first two buildings of this sustainable neighbourhood, Evolo and ZUNI, together represent a total of 460 condominiums and lofts, with over 340 sold in a little over a year! "We are very excited by the interest Evolo has generated.  The extremely positive feedback has prompted us to bring forward the construction phase, which was initially planned for spring 2011", explains Samuel Gewurz, President of Proment Corporation.

"The buyers were quick to notice the hard work we'd put into planning the area and the building", says Louis-Joseph Papineau, Vice-President of Development and Construction. "The tower is strikingly modern with pure, soaring lines and boasts well-designed apartments, and an exceptional geographical location - which has proved decisive in attracting buyers."

Evolo provides buyers with an unrivalled lifestyle and high-quality amenities directly inside the building, allowing future residents to keep fit and entertained without having to leave their homes. The tower will be the centrepiece of a pedestrian plaza, and its residents will enjoy direct access to multifunctional trails, while being at the heart of an urban community with specialty boutiques, restaurants and terraces.

With a location on the banks of the St. Lawrence, the Pointe-Nord project (of which Evolo is a part) places particular importance on the role of water. In fact, the river will be visible from all streets and will be the principal attraction of the area's main square. What's more, downtown Montreal is just five minutes away!

A LEED-certified area

Thanks to its expertise in environmentally-friendly construction, Proment Corporation will apply the principles of sustainable development to the Evolo tower, aiming to secure the LEED certification granted to green buildings. Furthermore, the Pointe-Nord plan recently received LEED Neighbourhood Development (ND) Gold certification from the US Green Council Building. This label recognizes that the whole district has been planned to let residents live according to principles of sustainable development. 

"For people living in the community, there will be an impact on many aspects of life, including everything from access to public transport and proximity to retail stores to the ease of getting around on foot or by bike. Rainwater collection systems will be installed to help irrigate plants; street lighting will use LED technology; and green or reflective roofs will be implemented on the various buildings", explains Ilan Gewurz, Executive Vice-President of Proment Corporation. "These are just some of the things that will make Pointe-Nord a wonderful place to live!" he concludes.

About Proment Corporation

Founded in 1965, Proment Corporation ( is the only real-estate development company in Quebec to have built residential high-rise condominiums to LEED Gold standards. Proment is well-known for its innovative residential projects, including Le Vistal, Les Sommets sur le fleuve, 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.

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SOURCE Proment Corporation

For further information:

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(514) 317-5715, ext. 203
Cell: 514 943-4606

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