Category archives: Magazine

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[...]

Exotic and Hidden Montreal PH Could be Your Very Own Xanadu for 4.5M$

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This story was originally published on Aug 10, 2016 and is now part of our Classic Series. As soon as my colleague Martin Rouleau at Engel & Völkers released this listing on the market along with Marie-France Villette, I sent him a quick note because I simply could not believe such a place could exist in the Old Montréal. And we've seen a lot of eccentr[...]

Toronto Headquarters of 1Milk2Sugars Move To the Creative Liberty Market Building

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The Sugars decided to escape the hustle of their downtown office (and the low ceilings!) and venture back to one of their fave creative buildings they had seen years before – the Liberty Market Building. Liberty Village has changed a lot of over the last few years, and is now a creative hub for a gamut of agencies from ad, to creative to PR.  The laid-back [...]

Playing Brunch In the Kitchen with Cereal Company Oatbox

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We had the chance to observe the content creation team of subscription-based cereal company Oatbox in action, while they were shooting their monthly recipe inside this slick modern kitchen we gladly provided for them! Here are some making of photos capturing Karolane Rondeau and Isabelle Junge playing brunch alongside some of the real photographs by [...]

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. [...]

Bromont Stone Mansion on the Mountain Ruling over 37 Acres

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Asking Price: $4,998,000 37 acres domain perched directly on the Bromont mountain comprises the private mansion, a wide garage, a stoked pound (smallmouth bass) and a tennis hard-court. Fieldstone on the outside and decoration by Scott Yetman on the inside. Bedrooms: 4+2 Bedrooms Bathrooms: 5+1 Bathrooms/Powder rooms Area: 1,616,153 pc Listed by[...]

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[...]

Cafe Osmo Behind Notman House is your New Favorite Remote Work Station

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Open weekdays from 8 am to 7 pm Weekends 10 am, to 4 pm Officially inaugurated yesterday with a garden party, the backyard and enclosed patio of Café Osmo is definitely the best new hangout to work or enjoy a fresh meal. Safely guarded by the urban beehives of local startup Nectar, come watch the zucchinis grow in the little potager at the centrer of thi[...]

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[...]

A Feeling I Somehow Can't Really Describe

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  This is not a story about money. This is not a story about success and the grand illusion of it. This whole adventure is about a feeling. Something strange and intriguing that I can't really describe. But when you actually feel it. You know. -Jeff Lee, Editor of TOWER TRIP     As we begin the production of Episode 1 of what[...]

Le Royal: A Refreshing Speakeasy Quietly Nestled under Le Rouge-Gorge on Mont-Royal

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Pictures by Maxime Vincent ( @Maxvinceroswell ) The new jazz-era themed cocktail bar proposes and extensive selection of wines and spirits in a warm and cozy decor created by Atelier Zebulon Perron. The new venue alongside Le Rouge-Gorge upstairs certainly brings a breath of fresh air to the Mont-Royal strip, sometimes overlooked for newly established and[...]

An Ode to South Hill, Yorkville’s Side Chick in Toronto

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About our correspondent: An ex-banker turned realtor, Mariana was born and raised in Bulgaria and credits her creativity, accent and sense of humour to her Eastern European heritage. She is a full time wheeler and dealer at the Boutique firm known as PSR Brokerage in Toronto. Pictures by Mitch Service (@416Shooter) An Ode to South Hill, Yorkville’s S[...]

Cool Spa Pal! Full Family Modern House in Villeray With Amazing Backyard Amnenities

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On a tree-lined street in the heart of Villeray, this breathtaking designer house stands out with its intelligent conception and impeccable execution. High ceilings and oversized windows flood every room with light. Kitchen for a chef and its guests, wine cellar, home theater and astonishing terrace with jacuzzi. Absolutely Unique! Price: $1,288,800 [...]