An emblematic real estate project in the heart of downtown Montreal

Cogir Real Estate and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ unveil HUMANITI

MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Cogir Real Estate and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ are pleased to announce a major project in the heart of downtown Montreal, at the corner of Viger and de Bleury, in the heart of Montreal's Quartier international, which will offer impressive views of Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, one of the city's most notable landmarks. Defined by its innovative, mixed-use style, this new $200+ million project will proudly carry the name HUMANITI.

A mixed-use project focusing on the human experience in a connected vertical village

Comprising a 200-room hotel, 335 rental units, 140 condominiums, 70,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of commercial/retail space, the project will occupy the entire block bordered by Viger, de Bleury, de La Gauchetière and Hermine, complementing the Quartier international. Inspired by humans and by sharing, and based on the concept of "live, work and play," HUMANITI will be a source of pride for Montrealers, with outstanding architecture designed by Lemay, functioning as a unique extension of Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle. The aim is to obtain LEED® certification for the project.

The project will be designed so that people can move freely and naturally through their environment: the pedestrian esplanade, urban chalet, rooftop swimming pools, terraces and adjoining stores and businesses will foster interaction. Electric charging stations and car-sharing services will be available to HUMANITI's residents, and a mobile app will facilitate connectivity and sharing.

"HUMANITI is a unique mixed-use project with five components: it will be the first development of its kind in Canada. It's a great privilege for our team to be key players in this inspiring initiative. As the promoting partner, we bring to the project our extensive knowledge of real estate development, as well as our industry-leading expertise and vision of mixed-use projects. With HUMANITI, we are contributing to Montreal's growth and to the well-being of the project's future occupants." – Mathieu Duguay, chair of the board and CEO, Cogir

"This strategically located block in the heart of Montreal's Quartier international is destined to become an innovative and symbolic flagship destination. In HUMANITI, we are combining the strengths of our city—business, tourism and value-added shopping—in an attractive mixed-use project that will also be a desirable place to live. Working closely with Cogir's teams, we put a great deal of thought into this project, and we're proud to be working with them to bring it to fruition. Together, we are creating more than 1,700 new jobs as we revitalize this part of downtown Montreal. It's worth noting that HUMANITI was designed through an integrated management process that allows seamless sharing of information among all project stakeholders, encouraging creativity and balancing the needs and the costs of such a project, thus maximizing its overall value." – Normand Bélanger, president and CEO, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

"The project has two main sources of inspiration: the first is the interaction between the city and the mountain, and the second is the mixed-use possibilities offered by the site. We focused on urban integration: the building occupies a large block, with each rising volume used for a different function. Its configuration allows for an open linear courtyard with trees and green areas, naturally extending Place Jean-Paul Riopelle into an inviting refuge from the hectic pace of the city. There is a fundamental relationship between architecture and the human body: through this instinctive experience, we aim to reinvent the space we occupy. HUMANITI affords us the opportunity to do so and stimulates us to design eclectic spaces that will appeal to all generations." – Michel Aubé, senior architect and project manager, Lemay

Project features:

Project name



Block bordered by Bleury, Viger, de La Gauchetière and Hermine Streets

Rental units

335 (24 floors)

Condo units

140 (14 floors – upper section)


200 rooms (10 floors)

Office space (for sale or lease)

70,000 ft2 (5 floors)

Commercial space

20,000 ft2


5 levels, underground


4,000 ft2


3 (1 exclusively for condominium use)

Swimming pools

2 (roof space above office and hotel areas)

Other features

Urban cottage (exclusively for condominium use)

Pedestrian esplanade

Lounge areas and spa

Electric recharging stations

Auto-share stations

HUMANITI mobile app + janitorial services

Shared open areas

Demolition of current building

December 2016

Beginning of construction

January 2017

Sales and rental office opening

September 2017

First deliveries

36 months

Hotel inauguration

30 months

Delivery deadline

Early 2020

Sustainable development

LEED® status targeted


About Cogir

A Quebec-based company founded in 1995, Cogir employs 2,700 people who are passionate about real estate and work tirelessly to meet and surpass their clients' expectations. The team manages more than 150 properties in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Cogir administers over 7 million square feet of commercial, industrial and office surface real estate, as well as 17,200 units in facilities for seniors and in multi-family residential properties. The company also has recognized expertise in hotel management. 

About the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ  

Created 25 years ago, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ promotes economic growth and employment in Québec by strategically investing in profitable and socially responsible real estate projects in partnership with other industry leaders. The Fonds immobilier backs residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial projects of all sizes across Québec. At May 31, 2016, it had 38 projects in development, 43 properties under management, 17 million square feet of land and $59 million invested in affordable, social and community housing. The Fonds immobilier is a member of the Canada Green Building Council.   



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For further information: Anik Le Marquand 514-843-2342,; Josée Lagacé, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, T: 514-847-5710 / C: 514-707-518,

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