Real Estate Broker Eric Gagnon from Engel & Völkers Québec has invited our Québec city correspondent Taylor Gendron for a tour of the site of the future M dans Montcalm condo project.

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As much as Quebec city has been evolving over the past few years, many projects have had the role of building high quantity complexes to meet with increasing demand. On the other hand, others have had the focus on revival. Here at Tower trip, we have a soft spot for the latter. One project we admire is M dans Montcalm: A residential complex consisting of a redevelopment of an art-deco concrete building, surrounded by beautiful greenery in the heart of midtown Quebec city.  They have a story to tell and the journey of getting the ball rolling is one of perseverance. A decade long dream finally being realized.

 

 

The project to convert the former Saint-Martyrs-Canadiens School into a condominium building is moving forward in Quartier Montcalm. The developer never gave up and after 14 years, was finally able to convince the city and its people to put this former school to good use. The interior of the building will be completely renovated into beautiful condos ranging from two to three bedroom units and lofts. Units will enjoy french balconies, 3 large windows with plenty of natural light and tall 11 foot ceilings. An optimized floor plan and minimalist approach, custom units are also being merged side by side or superimposed by Atelier GUY architects.

 

 

With further options to customize the interior, no detail is too minute to be left out. Beautiful old brick and concrete gives a nostalgic yet modern feel. An at-home feel is guaranteed since there will be around 30 units. Perfect balance of service and scale, the developer specifies that mature trees around the building will be preserved and an irrigation system planned for construction, which will be controlled electronically, to support more growth almost bringing the building alive.

 

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The cultural diversity and commercial vitality that characterize it, the Montcalm district boasts a magical quality of life that emanates from its residents, architecture, shops and the many cultural activities that take place there. Charming pastries to the neighbourhood grocery store, from chic clothing boutiques to wellness centres, from friendly restaurants to gourmet bistros to lively bistros, the district has all the assets to seduce you. Also located close to public transportation, facing the bike path and built in a building housing a daycare on the ground floor. Distinguished meets trendy. Not forgetting to mention that Plaines d’Abraham and Old Québec, a place with countless historical and cultural sites, are a stroll away.

 

 

More specs about the project:
Concrete structure, elevator, waste chute and interior parking for everyone. Engineered hardwood floors and soundproofing by a specialized firm. Air conditioners. Modern everything with high end materials such as quartz  granite and ceramic. A panoramic rooftop terrace with swimming spa, relaxation areas, summer kitchen and BBQ; oh the view! And for those rainy days, a fitness room. Condos will be sold between $ 180,000 and $ 400,000. Construction just began is and expected to be completed in the winter of 2017-2018. Choosing the M condominiums in Montcalm means opting for a comfortable living space, which combines the architectural elegance of yesteryear with contemporary design, in an environment where local shops abound.

 

For more information, contact real estate broker in residence Eric Gagnon. As I finish writing this article and looking at the site, I witness the purchase of the last loft on the 4th floor. The project is already 60% sold on paper so hurry and grab the last few available! We have faith it will be even better than in the renders. Looking forward to getting to visit the penthouse and rooftop once complete!

 

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Taylor Gendron
Québec Correspondent
As a former Business Specialist for Apple, Taylor can definitely appreciate high-end design and craftsmanship. From a young age, he has always been captivated by architecture. Traveling across the globe as a consultant has lead him to realize that having a home you are proud of is crucial and this reignited his childhood passion for real estate.