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The Most Exciting Condo and Residential Projects in Montreal Right Now

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Krittica Das
Maxime Doré

Montreal has always been a hotbed of architecture that pushes boundaries. From Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 to Henry Cobb and I.M. Pei’s iconic Place Ville-Marie skyscraper, Montreal has shown that it embraces bold modern architecture.

The city’s most exciting days are not all behind it, either. These are some of the most exciting condo projects coming to Montreal or recently completed.

If you’re looking for condos for rent in Montreal that are a cut above the rest, these projects have become iconic parts of an incredible city.

1. Le Peterson

One look at Le Peterson is all you need to see that the building is embracing the avant-garde and adding a stunning structure to the skyline in the Quartier des Spectacles. NEUF Architectes have added soft, sensuous curves in its curvilinear balconies, making the building stand out from the crowd.

The design is intended to create an acoustic quiet, creating an oasis of sophisticated living in the heart of downtown Montreal.

2. La Machinerie

La Machinerie lofts are an icon of heritage preservation, having breathed new life into a historic structure in Le Sud-Ouest. The building has a striking red-brick exterior, built in 1879 in the heyday of St-Henri’s industrial expansion.

This loft-conversion project combines exposed brickwork, hardwood floors, great views, and a prime location in one of Montreal’s most beloved neighbourhoods.

3. 1 Square Phillips

The second phase of 1 Square Phillips is a companion to what is currently Montreal’s tallest residential tower. Located on historic Square Phillips on Ste-Catherine, the project is designed by architecture firm MSDL Architects, known for their work in sustainable design.

The project is intended to work in symbiosis with its location, including not just residences but 17,000 square feet of common areas, including co-working spaces and lounge areas.

4. 400 Dowd

Even as new and exciting projects rise across Montreal, the city is rich with historical architecture that gives it so much of its character. The story of 400 Dowd is combining that historic past with contemporary luxury.

The project is anchored around a red-brick former textile mill half a block from St. Patrick’s Basilica. Preservation of the landmark honors Montreal’s industrial past while adding a glass-and-steel high-rise that will provide 120 condos from studios to 2-bedrooms. The project developers have approached the design of these units with an eye to enhancing the living experience and eschewing cookie-cutter concepts.

400 Dowd continues the growth of Montreal’s Quartier International, stitching together the historic Old Port with downtown.

5. Le Nordelec

This massive project has transformed Griffin town. The project rehabilitated the 1913 Northern Electric Building, which at its peak saw 12,000 workers descend on its red-brick building every day.

Le Nordelec transformed this industrial complex into a massive residential complex featuring New York loft-style spaces right on the Lachine Canal. Le Nordelec combines beautiful living spaces, incredible views of the city skyline, and quality materials in a huge heritage preservation project.

There are some incredible places to live, work, and play in Montreal, thanks to the way the city has embraced both historic and innovative architecture.

By Liliana Alvarez

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