Proment Corporation broke ground today, starting the construction of Evolo X, the fourth residential tower in the Pointe-Nord district of Nuns’ Island. Jean-François Parenteau, Mayor of the borough of Verdun, along with Francine Brûlé and Serge Bruneau, future residents of Evolo X and owners of Les Enfants Terribles restaurant on Nuns’ Island, joined the developer’s team to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony.
“The Evolo project and the transformation of Pointe-Nord are part of a big-city development trend, an urban concept based on community life and respectful of the carbon footprint,” Mayor Parenteau stated. The Evolo X tower, includes 285 condos and will be ready to welcome its first residents in 2020.
Evolo X, a prime location
Evolo X will enjoy a very special location at the tip of the island, providing unobstructed views of the river and of downtown Montreal. The 36-storey building, Proment Corporation’s most imposing project to date, offers luxury condominiums ranging from 630 to 4,500 square feet in area, responding to the tastes and needs of today’s clientele. Residents will be able to enjoy luxurious common areas equipped with modern facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a spa with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath, a well-equipped exercise room, a film screening room, a landscaped garden and a square adorned with statues by Montreal artist Linda Covit. The building, with a design and finish that have received special attention, was devised by two architectural firms, Jean-Pierre Bart Architecte and Lemay Michaud.
“From the very beginning, the project has been a great success,” said Ilan Gewurz, Executive Vice President of Proment. “This shows just how much the area is recognized now as a great place to live.”
Respecting the environment
The developer is aiming for LEED certification, giving residents the benefit of the highest environmental standards and producing substantial energy savings. It has been shown that investments in energy efficiency increase property values considerably. Proment is putting its expertise in ecological construction to use, having already received LEED Gold certification for four other Nuns’ Island residential towers.
Pointe-Nord, a unique community
Since the Pointe-Nord neighbourhood was established in 2009, enthusiasm for properties there has been evident. Pointe-Nord gives Nuns’ Island a whole new dimension and a different lifestyle. It stands apart in particular through its original selection of boutique shops, restaurants and a bakery within walking distance for residents, as well as its proximity to main roads and public transit. The building of a light-rail station is also being planned, an obvious advantage for residents. Pointe-Nord is also attractive because of its riverside location five minutes from downtown, its parks and its trails along the water.
About the Pointe-Nord neighbourhood
The Pointe-Nord neighbourhood (www.pointenord.com), one of the few neighborhoods certified LEED ND Gold in Quebec, already counts about 1,200 residents and Evolo X is the sixth phase of the project. Pointe-Nord will occupy a total area of one million square feet within 5 years and will include some 1,600 properties for a total value of approximately $700 millions.
About Proment Corporation
Founded in 1965, Proment Corporation, a Montreal based real-estate development company, has been Nuns’ Island’s primary residential developer for over 30 years, having planned and built over 5,000 condos and homes, six waterfront communities, and the first LEED gold residential towers in Quebec as well as one of the few LEED ND neighbourhoods in Canada. Proment has been recognized seven times by the Provincial Association of Homeowners of Quebec (APCHQ) as Builder of the Year in acknowledgement of its creative achievements and has also won numerous other real-estate awards. Proment Corporation, the leader in eco-friendly residential real estate in Quebec, was awarded LEED Gold certification for three of its waterfront projects, namely Le Vistal 1 and 2, as well as Evolo 1 and 2.