Unlike the downtowns of Vancouver and Toronto, downtown Montreal is certainly not known for including a major condominium component into its towers, but an upcoming mixed-use project at 700 Rue Saint-Jacques provides the city centre with new residential verticality.
A large vacant site near ICAO Museum and Central Station is slated to become Victoria sur le Parc – a 656-ft-tall, 56-storey residential building. This will be Montreal’s new second tallest building – just three feet taller than 1250 René-Lévesque.
There will be 400 luxury homes within the upper floors, and as of October 23 over 300 units have been sold, according to local developer Broccolini.
Other uses include 32,000-sq-ft of commercial space and 320,000-sq-ft of office space within the lower floors of the tower.
Building amenities will include an owners’ lounge with a kitchen, bar, and lounge area, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness gym with yoga and meditation studio space.
Additionally, other amenities include an indoor pool with steam and sauna and an outdoor terrace with an infinity pool and lounge area.
Residents who have pets will also have access to a dog washing station.
This project is located immediately adjacent to National Bank’s new headquarters, which will have the same height but fewer floors given the added height for office space. It will be the largest new office addition to Montreal in more than a quarter century and ties with Victoria sur le Parc for being the city’s second tallest building.
Construction on the new National Bank tower is slated for a 2022 completion, and Victoria sur le Parc will follow in 2023.