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MONTREAL, June 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The consortium of The Cadillac
Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel, the Fonds immobilier de
solidarité FTQ and the Club de hockey Canadien marked the beginning of
construction of Tour des Canadiens. The event was held today at the
project's Sales Office, located on what is currently known as
Centennial Plaza, where the tower will be erected in 2016.
"Tour des Canadiens clearly demonstrates Cadillac Fairview's vision for
real estate development: creating signature, mixed-use properties in
the heart of the action where entertainment, commercial and residential
addresses come together," said Sal Iacono, Senior Vice-President,
Development and Portfolio Management, Eastern Canada at Cadillac
Fairview. "More than ever, we want to offer Montrealers projects that
are in line with major trends reflected in the most successful real
estate development projects in North America today."
The event marked an important milestone in the realm of real estate in
Montreal. Only six months after opening its Sales Office, Tour des
Canadiens has achieved record-breaking sales. In fact, Tour des
Canadiens has become the fastest selling project in the city's
history. The project is 99% sold; only two penthouses with
unobstructed views of the city, 10-foot ceilings, and luxury finishes
(from the $830,000) are still available.
"As previously reported, Tour des Canadiens was set to revolutionize
urban condominium design by integrating sports and entertainment and
thus committing to offer the best in terms of efficient interior
design, amenities and exclusive privileges for Montreal Canadiens
fans," said Daniel Peritz, Senior Vice-President, Canderel. "It is no
surprise that the unprecedented enthusiasm elicited for the project
allows us to begin construction in record-breaking time, even with the
recent addition of two floors."
Yvon Bolduc, CEO of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, is pleased with the
project's unprecedented success. "Here's a project that satisfies
purchasers' desire for a high-quality residential complex in Montreal.
The speed at which it found buyers speaks for itself. We're proud to
contribute to the vitality of the city's real estate sector and thereby
create and maintain jobs in this sector."
The Montreal Canadiens took the opportunity provided by the event to
reveal plans for the new Centennial Plaza. The Centennial Plaza will be
permanently re-instated in the Windsor Courtyard, between Windsor
Station and the Bell Centre.
The commemorative monuments of retired jerseys, the plaques describing
past Stanley Cup wins, the monolith, the mosaic of Montreal Canadiens'
historical milestones as well as the four bronze statues will be
relocated to the new Centennial Plaza in the Windsor Courtyard. In
addition, the 12,000 or so bricks purchased by fans will be replaced in
their entirety before being re-installed at the forefront of the new
Centennial Plaza. The new Centennial Plaza will have a total surface
area of over 1,500 square metres.
"By becoming Centennial Plaza brick owners, our fans demonstrated their
deep attachment to their team. As a result, they have become an
integral part of Centennial Plaza," said Geoff Molson, President and
Chief Executive officer of the Club de hockey Canadien. "It is very
important for us as an organization that these symbols take centre
stage in what will become a permanent historic site for the Montreal
Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the city's business,
sports and cultural activities, Tour des Canadiens will be the only
residential project to offer direct access to the Bell Centre, the
metro, train stations and Montreal's underground city.
For more information on what the project has to offer and to learn about
upcoming announcements regarding Tour des Canadiens, we invite you to
register online at tourdescanadiens.com.
Due to construction, the existing Sales Office will reopen at Windsor
Station, 910 Peel Street in Montreal, Suite A5, as of June 8th. The Sales Office will be open from Monday to Thursday from noon to 7
p.m, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., and closed on Friday.
SOURCE: Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
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