MONTRÉAL, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Cadillac Fairview, Canderel, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and the Club de hockey Canadien announced the start of construction of the Quad Windsor Skybridge that will be built across St. Antoine Street, along with exciting news about Tour des Canadiens 3 (TDC3). This architectural landmark is set to be completed by mid-2019 and will connect Tour des Canadiens 2 (TDC2) and TDC3 to Deloitte Tower and the Bell Centre, creating a direct link between the new Quad Windsor community and Montréal's extensive underground network (RÉSO) as well as the future REM (Réseau express métropolitain).
Accessible to the public, the future Quad Windsor Skybridge will serve not only as an important pedestrian link between downtown Montréal and the neighbourhoods to the south, but also provide a contemporary work of art adding excitement to the area's urban design. More than 200 feet long and 20 feet above the ground, the new Quad Windsor Skybridge structure will be made of 3 X 3 ft. steel tubes as well as insulated glazed units, allowing maximum transparency. The cladding of the bridge will be made of aluminum panels, while the columns will be in precast concrete. Finally, the lighting concept has been conceived by the renowned Ombrages lighting design and engineering firm, already known for the illumination of the Jacques-Cartier bridge and many other Montréal icons such as the Olympic Park Tower, Montréal Casino and Le Quai de l'Horloge. Their design will surely give a spectacular view of the Quad Windsor Skybridge at night.
A bridge between two boroughs
With its connection to the atrium of TDC2, the future skybridge will allow residents and visitors alike to have unprecedented access to the vibrant Quad Windsor, a new Montréal district that is creating a crucial link between downtown Montréal and École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Griffintown as well as Little Burgundy. In connecting with the 32 km of underground passages (RÉSO), the Quad Windsor Skybridge will also provide easy access, without ever having to step outside, to the many restaurants, hotels, cinemas, boutiques, museums, offices, educational institutions and other facilities that make Montréal a great city to live in, to work and to enjoy. Montréalers and tourists will be able to enjoy services and entertainment throughout the city using its extensive bicycle network and a public transit network that includes the city's métro, busses, commuter trains and the future Réseau express métropolitain (REM) that will extend as far as Montréal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
"Cadillac Fairview is proud to serve as the catalyst in the transformation of Montréal's downtown core by developing Quad Windsor, a vibrant new district that links the city's financial core to the south," said Brian Salpeter, Cadillac Fairview Senior Vice President of Development, Eastern Canada. "We are committed to building best-in-class and first-to-market projects, such as the three Tour des Canadiens residential towers, Deloitte Tower, the Rio Tinto Courtyard and a revitalized Windsor Station, and we are proud to announce the start of construction of the Quad Windsor Skybridge, which will serve as a physical and symbolic connection between downtown Montréal, Griffintown and beyond."
"A new vision of urban development must be applied to future projects in Montréal, as well as elsewhere in Québec, to be recognized worldwide as a city that excels in intelligent and sustainable development. The future Quad Windsor Skybridge is a project that symbolizes, with success, the revitalization of this sector," added Carole Handfield, FTQ Fonds immobilier de solidarité Vice President, Investments.
The CH signature as the project's international beacon
Whether it's the Bell Centre, located in the heart of the project, or the three prestigious residential towers bearing the CH trademark, the new residential project in Quad Windsor reflects the energy of the Montréal Canadiens, one of the world's most famous and successful professional sport franchises.
Offering residences of unrivalled quality, TDC3, the latest of the three towers to be built, will feature 574 refined urban condominiums as well as exceptional suites from the Penthouse collection. Designed by Montréal's interior design firm Camdi, three of these exclusive penthouses located on the 54th floor will feature exclusive Montréal Canadiens-inspired finishes with iconic Habs motifs – a unique opportunity that no other residential project will offer in Montréal. Spacious layouts are embellished with chic red accents including kitchen cabinetry in a high gloss piano finish and a designer pro range stove by Bertazzoni. Custom paintings by Montréal-based, internationally renowned artist Alexander Slim will also decorate the walls of these three unique upper suites. All penthouse residents and their guests will enjoy spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River, Mount Royal, downtown Montréal as well as the greenery of the new Ville-Marie municipal park that will be located in the heart of Quad Windsor.
Urban townhomes overlooking lush greenspace
While the surroundings of the Bell Centre and Windsor Station will be entirely transformed by the luxurious design of the future Quad Windsor Skybridge of TDC2 and TDC3 and the new facades on St-Antoine Street, the southern section of Quad Windsor will not be left untouched. TDC3 will include 15 luxury townhomes –rare assets in the heart of downtown. The owners of these exclusive 3-bedroom family-sized homes will enjoy all the mix of city life with suburban comfort. Like all TDC3 residents, they will be able to take advantage of the exclusive amenities in the building while having access to the new Ville-Marie city park, a green oasis that will transform the area just to the project's south.
"Few projects in the world can boast of offering their residents access to both bustling downtown life as well as a lush greenspace. At TDC3, providing access through the Quad Windsor Skybridge reflects our desire to offer the best in urban living, allowing both residents and those who pass through an easy way to enjoy the many restaurants, café-terraces, cinemas, theaters, museums and stores that make Montréal such a special place to live, work and visit," concluded Daniel Peritz, Senior Vice President at Canderel.
Seize this last opportunity to live in luxury at the final release of TDC3. To be front row, book your private appointment by registering online at www.tourdescanadiens.com/register or drop by the Sales Office at 750 Peel St., at the corner of Saint-Antoine W., for an exclusive viewing. Prestigious penthouses at TDC3 are available from $792,990 while luxury townhomes are offered from $799,990.
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The Canderel Group is a fully integrated, multifaceted real estate investment, development and management company. Since being founded in 1975 by Jonathan Wener, Canderel has been involved in a $5 billion-plus portfolio comprising over 30 million square feet. The firm has focused its activities on the acquisition of existing properties and on new development projects. Canderel has concentrated its efforts principally on office, industrial, retail, residential condominiums and mixed-use projects. The company's residential division has developed iconic condominium lifestyle buildings that exude luxury in prime Toronto locations. Included in this esteemed list are Aura Condos, The Residences of College Park, DNA Condos in King West, Stoneridge Estates, The Yacht Club, The Waterford and Waterford Towers, Newport Beach and Massey Harris Lofts. In Montréal, Canderel is also the developer of the highly successful Tour des Canadiens development. The company has received significant awards and accolades over the years from prestigious industry groups such as BILD, UDIQ, BOMA, LEED and OHBA.
About Montréal Canadiens
Founded in 1909, the Canadiens are the longest continuously-operating professional ice hockey team and the only existing NHL club to predate the founding of the NHL, as well as one of the oldest North American sports franchises. The franchise is one of the "Original Six" teams, a description used for the teams that made up the NHL from 1942 until the 1967 expansion. Following the departure of the rival Quebec Nordiques in 1995, and the relocation of the Montréal Expos to Washington, D.C. in 2004, the Canadiens remain the sole team of the four major sports leagues in Canada and the United States based in the province of Quebec. The Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup more times than any other franchise. They have won 24 championships, 22 of them since 1927, when NHL teams became the only ones to compete for the Stanley Cup. On a percentage basis, the Canadiens are one of the most successful professional sports teams of the traditional four major sports in Canada and the United States. Since 1996, the Canadiens have played their home games at the Bell Centre.
About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 323,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at around $29 billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 37 million square feet of leasable space at 67 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Deloitte Tower and CF Carrefour Laval.
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, 2018, the Fonds immobilier had 46 projects in progress valued at $2.9 billion, 50 properties under management, 2 million square feet of land for development and $76.3 million allocated to affordable, social and community housing. The Fonds immobilier is a member of the Canada Green Building Council.
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