Category archives: Explorations

A Tall Garage Door Opens up on Endless Possibilities

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Story by Jeff Lee Additional pictures by JF Grégoire Ideas and opportunities, isn't it what real estate is all about? Among the interesting mix of industrial buildings, minimalistic architect's cottages and inviting back alleys of the Mile-Ex, stands a low-key building with big potential. For this exploration, I invited director and photographer Jimmi[...]

Inside the Residence and Vision of The Architect who Created the Projet Normanville

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Pictures by Jérome Labrecque Update: The upper unit featured in this story is currently available for rent. Contact real estate broker Marie Champagne for additional info. This following story was originally published on Jun 8, 2016 Since Marie Champagne and I at Engel & Völkers are bringing to market this last available unit of Projet Nor[...]

Innergex Renews Office Configuration to Please their Growing and Sustainable Workforce

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About our correspondent: Olivier Pouliot is a commercial broker at Avison Young, primarily oriented towards office rental. He enjoys exploring the different “homes” of the workers and follows the new trends in design. The well-being goes through comfort, and all this is created by taking the time to choose the right place and the ideal way to arrange it. [...]

Inside the Luxuriant Residential Complex of Tropiques Nord in Montreal

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  It is spring now and spring is for adventures. On a tropical backdrop, a rare and wild Jeanne RD appears. The instagrammer and creative content producer was invited to tag along for this next exploration. No, we are not in an exotic jungle near Tulum (see previous story) but inside the surreal and huge sunny atrium of the residential project Tropiqu[...]

The Devil is in the Details at 6669 St-Urbain in the Mile-Ex, Montreal

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Here we are again in architect's dream land, this time to meet with Ashraf M-Ahmed of Fugère Architectes, who drew and developed the beautiful house who was recently sold for just shy of 1.5M$. We were lucky enough to visit a couple of days before the final delivery to the buyers. The Atrium What imposes as soon as stepping inside the contemporary hous[...]

Inside the Surprisingly Zen and Green Office Space of OVH in Québec City

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About our correspondent: Olivier Pouliot is a commercial broker at Avison Young, primarily oriented towards office rental. He enjoys exploring the different “homes” of the workers and follows the new trends in design. The well-being goes through comfort, and all this is created by taking the time to choose the right place and the ideal way to arrange it. [...]

A New Classic: Perles et Paddock in Griffintown and Their Open Late Kitchen

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When I arrived, restaurateurs Maxime Perrault and Jessica Goulet were busy setting up for happy hour. Tonight, the restaurant will stay open until 2 am, a rare commitment and an appreciated perk for the local residents of Griffintown and Old Montreal. "I always admired the classic and timeless institutions like L'Express or the Ritz, who embrace the af[...]

Inside Ma Brasserie: Oldest Montreal Leather Factory Turned Into a Microbrewery With Go-Van

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When Julien Roussin-Côté founder and captain of Go-Van fame told me he frequently parked his "condo" in front of Ma Brasserie in order to surf their free wifi, I thought there was a terrific storyline right there. I therefore organized a little private tour of the new Microbrewery established in Rosemont, Montréal. Inspiring across America The guy[...]

Haute Voltige! Westmount House Has Tall Atrium Crowned by a Safety Net

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Pictures by Michel Bonomo. I was so pumped, switching lanes back and forth on Sherbrooke street, speeding, trying to get there in time. Arrived on 24 Somerville Street in Westmount, architecture photographer Michel Bonomo and Nathalie Elkouby of Martin Rouleau's team were busy snapping pictures for the upcoming exclusive listing which is about to hit the m[...]

Inside A Grandiose Unit at Le St-Regis with Martin Rouleau and Marketing Author Jules Marcoux

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What are we exactly? Social climbers? Some sort of fancy urban explorers? Imposters? I can hardly describe what we do at TOWER TRIP. Maybe the whole thing is more of a feeling? Something strange and intricate that grows inside, as we slowly climb the metaphorical steps of the most exciting real estate. One sure thing is that our next guest knows exactly[...]

Low Key Converted Duplex by L'Abri Reveals Brilliant Interiors

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Story by Jeff Lee Pictures by Jack Jérôme Because municipalities like Le Plateau Mont-Royal hold strict building and aesthetic rules when it comes to conversions, some of the most interesting projects simply blend in, behind their conventional former facades. Nevertheless, once you step inside, projects like this new single-family townhouse on rue Rivard[...]

Best 2016 Explorations From TOWER TRIP Correspondents

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For the past two years, TOWER TRIP has been dedicated to those who dream and build. The individuals who dare to envision new neighbourhoods, venues and dwellings, shaping the backdrops on which unfold the stories of our lives.

Restaurant FIORELLINO: Flower Power in Montreal's International Quarter

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Story by Loretta Di Vita Photos by Anisha Patel Additional images from Fiorellino There's something so groovy about the '70s-inspired Italian snack bar-restaurant Fiorellino that makes you want to tuck daisies in your hair and peace sign everybody along the way to your table. Conceived by the four pillars of Buonanotte fame—Massimo Lecas, Angelo Leon[...]