A consortium comprising of Club de hockey Canadien, Cadillac Fairview, Canderel, and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ has unveiled a plan to build a $175m residential condominium called Tour des Canadiens in Montreal, Canada.
Designed by architecture firm Cardinal Hardy and Martin Marcotte/Beinhaker, the 48-storey structure will be built near the Bell Centre at the corner of de la Montagne and Avenue des Canadiens in downtown Montreal.
Design of the building will reflect the surrounding topography and after completion it will be the tallest residential building in the city.
Tour des Canadiens will be built on an elevated platform and the building will feature seven floors of indoor parking, a sports bar and a lightbox showcasing Montreal and its lifestyle.
The building will have 534 condominium units ranging from one and two bedrooms, including five penthouses that will occupy the top part of the building.
Other condos will spread across 33 floors while below the residential condos there will be a sports bar which will welcome residents and visitors to the lobby.
Club de hockey Canadien owner, president and chief executive officer Geoff Molson said the building will provide its residents access to the Bell Centre.
"The Tour des Canadiens will offer sports and entertainment facilities that live up to the vision behind the design, including a sports bar which will provide its clients with a unique and unparalleled experience," Molson said.
Huma Design will carry out the interior design of the condominiums and common spaces through a European approach to design.
Residential units will offer view of the Montreal city since the suites will start on the 15th floor.
Construction on the project is expected to begin in early 2013 and will take two years to complete.
Image: The 48 storey Tour des Canadiens will have 534 condominium units and will be built on an elevated platform. Photo: Club de hockey Canadien.