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Property Here - Friday, May 03, 2013

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The Cadillac Fairview Corporation recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for Deloitte Tower, Montreal’s first new, privately owned and financed commercial office tower to be built in more than 20 years. The ceremony marked the launch of Cadillac Fairview’s $2-billion multi-year plan to redevelop a prime sector of downtown Montreal.

Deloitte Tower will comprise 495,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail space. Typical floor size will be approximately 22,300 square feet. Deloitte will be the anchor tenant, occupying almost a third of the available space (160,000 square feet).

Located on Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, the 26-storey Deloitte Tower will rise 436 feet between two Montreal landmarks, the Bell Centre and the heritage-designated Windsor Station.

“Globally, business leaders are demanding space that is more flexible, more comfortable, more efficient and more sustainable. A new world standard is emerging, and in Montreal, it can be found at Deloitte Tower. This is a building designed not just for work, but for success,” says Salvatore Iacono, a senior vice-president with Cadillac Fairview.

Linked directly to the city’s underground network as well as Lucien-L’Allier and Bonaventure metro stations, and within easy walking distance of the city’s main commuter hubs, Gare Lucien-L’Allier and Gare Centrale, and the South Shore Transit downtown bus terminal, the site is also easily accessible from Autoroutes 10 and 720.

Primary pedestrian access to the tower will be at the courtyard level located on Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal.

A renovated public courtyard will feature extensive landscaping, seating and a reflecting pool in fair weather and a skating rink in the winter. A soaring glass, metal and stone lobby will integrate elements of a 19th-century heritage rail shed. The courtyard level will also feature a restaurant suitable for fine dining and business events.