All posts by Denise Dion

“You don’t choose your hair, but you choose your hairdresser!”

Hairdresser on the Island for some twenty years, Mélinda Leoni chose the Pointe Nord neighbourhood to establish 5e Avenue, her new hair salon.

“The business owners in the community informed me of the need for a hair salon in Pointe Nord. I was charmed by the neighborhood; the atmosphere is very nice and the residents are exceptionally kind! I jumped at the opportunity, and I am delighted I did: I am well settled and I feel very welcomed.

Mélinda received her hairdressing training in Europe. However, while vacationing in Montreal, she liked the city so much that she decided to settle down and develop her career in that part of the world. Today, she is a hair color specialist and does not skimp on the quality of her products, namely she uses Kérastase and L’Oréal.

“My clientele has been loyal through all these years. I am always on the lookout for new techniques, and I regularly improve my skills by taking training courses in order to offer the best care while adapting to current trends.


A hair salon in full development

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Open since November, 5e Avenue is in full development and various services are already offered: hair cuts, highlights, blow-dry, manicure and pedicure. Men and women will find something to their liking, as all are welcome.

Mélinda has hired a colorist, a manicure-pedicure specialist and plans to add another hairdresser in the near future to meet the growing demand. This addition will allow her to offer her services 7 days a week.

If you are in the area, come by and say hello to Mélinda whose smile and dynamism are contagious. The salon is located at 113, chemin de la Pointe Nord.


Construction has finally begun on Evolo Nex tower

We are very pleased to announce that the ground-breaking ceremony for the Evolo NEX tower took place on December 1, 2022, and that construction has finally begun. The 26-storey tower will comprise 258 condos ranging from 1 to 3-bedrooms. The excavation you see on the site represents the area of the underground parking lot and not the tower’s final location. Evolo NEX  will be set back approximately 50 metres from Evolo 2 to preserve unobstructed views. In addition, that the city accepted a ratio of 1.6 parking spaces per condo, which we hope will encourage owner-occupants and thus put less pressure on street parking. Note that La Rotonde Street will be extended past Evolo NEX and will end in a cul-de-sac.

Once built, Evolo NEX will be in perfect harmony with the Pointe Nord neighbourhood and will be integrated into the surrounding community.

Pelletée de terre Evolo NEX

Groundbrealng of Evolo Nex took place on December 1st, 2022


To visualize the neighbourhood, we made available a scaled model and an interactive screen at our sales office located at 121 Chemin de la Pointe-Nord. Please do not hesitate to pass by and have a look!

Commercial leasing resumes

A new hair salon, “5e Avenue,” located at 113 Chemin de la Pointe-Nord, is now part of the local businesses. We are pleased to welcome its owner Mélinda Leoni, a hairstylist with over 25 years of experience and a solid reputation among islanders. Mélinda provides a variety of beauty treatments including hairstyling and colouring. She will also be offering the services of a specialist in manicure and pedicure. Come by and support her, you won’t be disappointed by Mélinda’s ability to reinvent styles to suit your needs!


Mélinda Leoni

Mélinda Leoni, 5e avenue

We are also pleased to announce that demand for commercial space has picked up after the pandemic slowdown, which is great news in itself! You will soon be able to enjoy a Middle Eastern fusion restaurant located across the street from Les Enfants Terribles. We are also in discussion with a market selling cheese and deli. The year 2023 will bring significant improvements to your neighbourhood main street.

Best wishes from the Proment team!

As in previous years, we have decorated the trees on Chemin de la Pointe Nord with Christmas lights. These lights provide a vibrant and festive atmosphere to the neighbourhood. We hope you enjoy them.

We would like to take advantage of the holiday season to extend our best wishes for health, happiness, and prosperity to all the residents of the Pointe-Nord. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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Presale of prestigious Evolo Nex condos on Nuns’ Island

The Montreal real estate developer Proment invited its VIP clients to a cocktail reception on Thursday, October 20 to enable them to have first choice of their 1 to 3 bedrooms condo in the Evolo NEX tower.


The 150 guests in attendance to learn more about Evolo NEX were particularly enthusiastic given the interruption of the project for close to 2 years. The participants who have chosen to make the 26-storey luxury building their home reserved their condo at the presale price on the spot.

All of them were able to find out more about the building plans by surfing on the interactive screens and by viewing the tower’s sophisticated common spaces. A model kitchen and bathroom were installed in the sales office to show the high-quality materials which will be integrated in the finishing of the condos.

‘’It is a great pleasure to be gathered again to present to you in person this much awaited exclusive project. Evolo Nex will add the final touch to the Pointe Nord neighbourhood of Nuns’ Island which is being completed with its parks, walking trails and convenience stores. A wonderful place to live’’, noted Ilan Gewurz, Vice-President of the Proment Corporation.

A unique living environment

The Evolo NEX Tower will be built on the water’s edge of the St. Lawrence River in a green site within walking distance of the REM station and services.

A sleek and elegant design, open areas and refined finishing touches make this skyscraper stand out. The condo owners will benefit from panoramic views of the city, the river and Mount Royal.

Everything has been designed to enable residents to enjoy an optimal quality of life – from the luminous reception room to the spacious lounge with a kitchen, bar, television and billiard table as well as the co-working spaces.

To make relaxation easier, a Nordic spa with hot/cold baths along with a relaxation centre comprising a fireplace will be installed.

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Residents will be able to enjoy the outdoor pool during the summer

Areas dedicated to growing plants and vegetables will also be available.

Evolo NEX will be built in Pointe Nord, one of the rare neighbourhoods in North America to receive the LEED ND Gold certification. Evolo NEX also aims for a LEED certification. Close to downtown, Pointe Nord constitutes a pedestrian community inspired by the European lifestyle.

Each of the 260 condos, ranging from 555 to 1 500 square feet of living space, of the Evolo NEX will be designed to facilitate the well-being of all its owners. The first units will be delivered at the end of 2024.

About Proment Corporation

Over the last 45 years, the Proment Corporation has built over 5 000 condominiums and houses and 6 riverside communities on Nun’s Island.

An awardee on many occasions of the Provincial Association of Homeowners of Quebec and the Quebec Order of Architects, Proment, the residential real estate leader in Quebec in sustainability, has also been nominated 7 times as Builder of the Year.

Les tours Evolo du Quartier Pointe Nord

New real estate agency on Nuns’ Island

Buying a new home is one of the biggest decisions a person will ever make. That’s why it is essential to surround ourselves with key people to guide us through this challenge-fraught journey.


Whether you are looking for a new property or interested in listing your property for sale or rent, Lyne Bélanger and Dany Papadopoulos of Pointe Nord Immobilier can assist you. With over 15 years of experience in new property sales for Proment Corporation, they will provide you with the personalized service needed to achieve your goal.

“We have sold over 3,000 new condos and houses on Nuns’ Island. We have in-depth knowledge of the market and can find the most suitable property for our clients,” says Lyne Bélanger.

The strenght of a team

Lyne Bélanger and Dany Papadopoulos

These real estate pros use their talent and expertise for the benefit of their clients.  They can rely on their strong negotiation and selling abilities, as well as their vast network of clients. In addition, Lyne and Dany are affiliated with real estate specialists who can assist them with their transactions.

“We take the time to talk with our clients to make sure we clearly understand their needs.  We make sure to guide them toward properties that meet their criteria and budget,” explains Dany Papadopoulos

Benefits of working with an agent

The real estate market can seem overwhelming: low inventory coupled with soaring prices is the stuff of nightmares. When listing, Lyne and Dany carefully analyze comparables in your neighbourhood to get the right price for your property. They also take care of drafting various documents, managing multiple offers and visits, and negotiating transactions with their clients’ best interests at heart.

Market conditions

According to the QPAREB, demand for residential real estate is still very high, and November saw an increase in the number of new listings. Demand for condominiums in the Centre-Sud sector increased by 23% this year. People are less enticed to move to the suburbs. Improved public health measures are encouraging people to settle on the Island of Montréal.[1]



The Bank of Canada announced it will hold its key interest rate at 0.25% and does not foresee an increase before the second or third quarter of 2022. So, if you are planning to invest in real estate, take advantage of the current low mortgage rates as they probably won’t be this low again for a long time.

[1] Source: JLR – Portrait RMR Montréal

Lyne Bélanger: 514-972-0747
Dany Papadopoulos: 514-979-5307

New bike shop coming soon to Pointe Nord!

Cycling is very popular on Nuns’ Island. The sport is gaining an increasing number of fans thanks to the stunning bike paths crisscrossing the island and along the river. This is why Nuns’ Island biking enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that bike experts, Cycle Néron, will set up shop in early 2022.

“A modern and lively neighbourhood, Pointe Nord is the perfect location for a bike shop! With the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge bike path, it was hard to say no to such an ideal setting,” explains Chloé Néron, Director of Operations of Cycle Néron.

Bikes for riders of all types!

While the Pointe Nord store will carry all types of bikes, the sale, and repair of electric bicycles will figure prominently at this location due to their meteoric rise in recent years. The 2,080-square-foot store will also sell bicycle accessories as well as other products used by cyclists.

“We are very excited to bring Cycle Néron to Nuns’ Island,” says Ilan Gewurz, Executive Vice President of Proment Corporation. “Pointe Nord is shaping up to be a charming main street for the Island, and, with the upcoming opening of Cycle Néron and other businesses, we believe that something very special is being created in this waterfront community.”

 About Cycle Néron:

Cycle Néron is a family-owned company. From left to right: Chloé, Jean-François (owner), Anthony, Marc (owner), Joëlle, Stéphanie, and Emerik.

Since 1970, Cycle Néron has positioned itself as a leader in the sale of road bikes, mountain bikes, and hybrids in Greater Montréal. The company has about 60 employees during the peak season and currently operates five stores in Brossard, Boucherville, Lachine, Saint-Lambert, and Montréal, and opening soon in Pointe Nord.


Maisons de ville MYX

Last MYX townhouse for sale!

The real estate market is booming and finding a single-family home for resale is virtually impossible. Listed just recently and now under construction, MYX townhouses are an excellent purchase.

MYX townhouses are a perfect size, making them an excellent option for buyers wanting a modern and practical space. Scheduled for the fall of 2021, construction is underway and progressing at a steady pace.

Here are just some of the features:

  • 3 bedrooms + family room (or 4 bedrooms)
  • 3 bathrooms and 1 powder room
  • Three appliances included
  • Double garage
  • 2,465 sq. ft. of living space
  • Price: $1,350,000 (including taxes)

The benefits of co-ownership

MYX townhouses are managed by a co-ownership syndicate, which offers several advantages such as peace of mind knowing that professionals conduct all minor repairs. Owners also have access to the amenities located on the rooftop of the MYX building:

  • fully equipped fitness area
  • conference room
  • urban chalet
  • outdoor swimming pool
  • large terrace

“Residents appreciate the beautifully set up rooftop terrace. It’s the perfect place to admire the view of the river or the downtown skyline, nestle into a hanging chair to take in the warm sun and, of course, cool off in the magnificent pool,” says sales consultant, Lyne Bélanger.

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Admire the downtown skyline while bathing in the pool.

In the heart of a new neighbourhood

The Pointe Nord neighbourhood is in its final stages. The construction of MYX condos and townhouses will complete the main section. What’s more enticing is that several new businesses will be opening soon on the ground floor of MYX.

A significant asset to the neighbourhood is the future REM station. Approximately
200 metres from MYX, it will provide quick access to various locations in Montreal and the surrounding area.

Its prime location makes Pointe Nord the ideal spot for cyclists, walkers, and those in search of waterfront parks, all while having easy access to the main roads.

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The island’s bike paths are part of the Route Verte.

Pointe Nord is a great place to live!

There is only one townhouse left. For more information, please call Lyne Bélanger at  514-972-0747 or Dany Papadopoulos at 514-979-5307.