After two years of construction and an investment of $230 million CAD, Cadillac Fairview and Canderel’s biggest Montreal project to date has reached an important milestone. On Monday, December 7, Tour des Canadiens celebrated its topping off with a ceremony held on the 50th floor of the 167-metre building.
To mark the occasion, Brian Salpeter, Senior Vice President of Development for Cadillac Fairview, Daniel Peritz, Senior Vice President of Operations for Montreal & Ottawa at Canderel, and Donald Beauchamp, Senior Vice President of Communications for the Montreal Canadiens opened a bottle of champagne while announcing the beginning of interior work for the tower now that most exterior work is complete.
Attendees were offered 360-degree views and a beautiful sunset over the western part of the city, from the top of what will soon be Montreal’s tallest residential tower, a title it will hold for at least a year until nearby L’Avenue is completed.
Brian Salpeter followed the ceremony by discussing the future of the Quad Windsor development, which is projected to revitalize the area south of the Bell Centre over the next 15 years. Cadillac Fairview and Canderel are also partnering on Tour des Canadiens 2, whose recently unveiled design is planned to rise to 37 storeys and 120 metres. Demolition work is already underway on the abandoned buildings currently standing on site.
Following the topping-off ceremony, members of the media were invited to attend a donation speech in the tower’s first floor plaza, where they were joined by Canadiens alumnus Réjean Houle. The executives behind the Tour des Canadiens project announced they were donating $10,000 CAD to the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation. Children from the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre, which is located in the nearby Little Burgundy neighbourhood, joined Foundation representatives to accept the cheques.
Tour des Canadiens expects to welcome its first residents in the summer of 2016. You can keep up with the project in our dedicated Database file, linked below, or join the conversation in our dedicated Forum thread and the comments below.