Category archives: Magazine

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[...]

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[...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

A Golfer's Dream Just 30 Minutes North of Toronto Even Prized by Some NHL Players

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Promoted listing presented by Ramin Khaze of Forest Hill Real Estate. Nestled in the exclusive Wyndance Estates gated community on a premium 106 x 200-foot lot overlooking luscious forest greenery, this estate has been re-imaged for today’s luxury lifestyle. Enjoy over 3100 Sq. Ft of open-concept living featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a jaw droppi[...]

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[...]

Former Arts and Crafts House on High Park Restored by Faithful Investors

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  Sometimes, a couple of individuals get together to do the right thing. The story of 320 Indian Road in Roncesvalles Village, Toronto could have been one of typical (and natural) densification. With new effective zoning allowing to erect a multiplex building, the old Arts & Craft house didn't really stand a chance. But somehow, a group of inve[...]

DevMcGill and Architecture Provencher-Roy Unveil new Condo Project NOCA in Griffintown

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This morning at Le Richmond in Griffintown was the brokers event to unveil the plans and overall project of NOCA, which stands for "North of Canal Lachine". Pre-construction sales for phase 1 kicked also off at the same time, inviting the public to discover what the developer calls "Griffintown West". "With small to mid-size units, we wanted the comm[...]

Perfectly Nestled and Confidential Architect Cottage Near Bromont Lake

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Last time we where shooting in the Eastern Townships was for this epic 15 acres domain with private waterfalls. We are back today in Bromont with brokers Alexandre Fortin & Luce Deslaurier to capture the inner beauty of this architect home located steps from the Bromont Lake beach and the ski slopes. Offered at 825 000$ This house was created[...]

Condo of the Week: Inside a $4 750 000 Waterfront PH at Pier 27 in Toronto

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Toronto correspondent Anthony Lavignasse and broker Mark Savel recently took us on a full private tour of the Pier 27 luxury waterfront development. You can catch up with their recent adventure here.  Today Mark just tipped us again about the fact that PH 1404 just hit the market for 4 75 000$ and listed by  Farrah Ranjbar and Shelly Shapiro of Sotheby’[...]