MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Chartwell résidences pour retraités, Canada's largest owner and operator of retirement residences in Canada, is excited to announce, in partnership with EMD-Batimo Inc., that it will be growing its presence in Quebec to include a new independent living retirement residence in the thriving community of Vaudreuil-Dorion. The new site represents an investment of $65 million dollars with construction expected to employ 150 people. Permanently, approximately 45 jobs will be created once the residence is fully operational.
The first phase of the project will include 275 rental units. Additionally, 42 condos will be undertaken by EMD. At full capacity, the total units may extend to as many as 850. It will offer seniors in the community a contemporary and welcoming site with modern architecture, bright spacious suites and a warm, upscale decor. "Chartwell is excited to be growing our presence in Quebec, but most especially in the popular community of Vaudreuil-Dorion," said Maxime Camerlain, Chartwell's Vice President of Marketing. "This is the perfect location for active seniors to stay involved in an engaging setting, stay connected with family and friends nearby and expand their lifestyle with a range of services and programs onsite and in the adjacent community."
The prime location on Émile-Bouchard Street is close walking distance to a variety of retail shops as well as being in close proximity to the centre La Caravane Multisports and a new Local Community Service Centre (CLSC). The new residence is also close to major transportation routes including Highways 20, 40 and 540, an extension of Highway 30. The Vaudreuil AMT commuter train station is less than one kilometre away.
The new location will join Chartwell's existing network of 42 residences across the province and more than 180 locations across Canada. With an anticipated opening for the residence in mid-2017, the Sales Centre is expected to be open in January 2016. "We are proud to be bringing our vision of Making People's Lives Better and our values of RESPECT to even more seniors in Quebec," added Mr. Camerlain.
Chartwell offers a complete range of seniors housing communities in Canada, from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. It is the largest owner and operator of seniors residences in Canada. In Quebec, Chartwell is home to over 10,000 residents and employs approximately 3,000 staff dedicated to Chartwell's vision of Making People's Lives Better. Also in development for a 2016 opening is Chartwell Le Teasdale, a 343 suite residence offering independent living and assisted living in the rapidly growing community of Lachenaie, Quebec. For more information, please visit www.chartwell.com
Batimo Inc., Batimo is a real estate developer affiliated with EMD Construction Inc. ("EMD"). Founded in 1998, and employing over 170 people, Batimo and EMD have completed numerous residential construction projects, including retirement homes, condominiums and social housing. In addition, EMD has been involved in commercial and office building construction projects such as medical and shopping centers, daycare and other. Well-established in Quebec, EMD has also been active abroad, more specifically in Russia and India. More information can be obtained at www.emdconstruction.com
SOURCE Chartwell Retirement Residences
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For further information: Patricia Lemoine, Communications Manager, Chartwell Retirement Residences, [email protected], ph. 514-396-6565 x 245, cell: 438-989-1534