Le Solano taps tranquillity of Old Montreal
Condos offer stunning vistas
Rich with historical sites, restaurants and breathtaking views, it’s easy to see why Old Montreal is a popular location for new condo developments. The area was always an exciting place to visit, but over the past decade, it has blossomed into an attractive place to live as well. That’s why the developers of Le Solano chose the destination for their sizable condo project. The project: Le Solano is situated in Old Montreal, opposite the port’s renowned clock tower, which was designed by Montreal-based engineer Paul Leclaire, and built between 1919 and 1922. With eight phases in total, the condo development is mammoth in scope. The first of several instalments were very well received by buyers; Phase 5 is slated for delivery between now and July, and Phase 6 is for sale with delivery scheduled for 2016. The development is attracting a wide range of clientele, including singles, couples, professionals, empty nesters and more.
The building: Phase 5 of the project is a concrete building located at the corner of St-André and de la Commune Sts. It consists of 121 units spread over nine floors. Phase 6 is going up next door, at the corner of St-André and Porte de Québec Sts., and will house 139 units.
Each floor contains an impressive number of windows, allowing for incredible views and ample natural lighting in each unit. In fact, many condos have a view of either the river, marina, clock tower, the city’s skyline, Mount Royal or the garden. The garden is a central element of Le Solano; the lovely green space is nestled in the centre of the development and serves as a natural escape for residents to enjoy.
The units: Phase 5 of the project includes one-, two- and three-bedroom units priced from $264,900 to $675,900 including taxes and ranging in size from 660 to 1,530 square feet. Phase 6 also contains one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, priced from $229,900 to $1,249,900 including taxes. The units in the sixth phase range in size from 566 to 1,927 square feet. Condos in both phases come equipped with a multitude of impressive standards. Buyers in each phase have the option of two hard- woods for the floors: oak or cherry, available in seven colours. The ceramic tiles incorporated into the units are 12 by 24 inches. Designed by the Montreal-based experts at Céragrès, their massive size is on par with the latest trends. The cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom are finished in thermoplastic and available in a variety of colours. In the kitchen, the bottom of the cabinets is lined with inset pot-lights, creating an interesting lighting effect at night. The units come with halogen lighting in parts of the kitchen, bathroom, and entrance, and the exposed ceilings are a minimum of 9 feet high. All condos come with central air, and storage space in the basement.
The amenities: Phases 5 and 6 of Le Solano will feature an indoor pool, with sauna and shower, and an outdoor pool and clubhouse. Also, an extensive exercise room is being built in 2016. Interior parking is available in the project, at a cost of $50,000, including taxes.
The location: One of the big advantages of living in Old Montreal is that it’s so close to the city centre without being plagued by the annoyances of downtown living. Old Montreal, and particularly the area in which Le Solano is located, is a much more tranquil setting. Looking out over the water, the development faces a private marina and dock. Another big plus is that residents of Le Solano will never be without an activity of some kind living in the Old Port area. Between restaurants,
A lovely green space is nestled in the centre of the development and serves as a natural escape for residents to enjoy.
shops, galleries and cafés, there is always something to see and enjoy. Tourists and locals flock from all over to visit the community, which many now call home.
Convenience: There are two métro stations located within a 10-minute walk of Le Solano, and a bus stop is only two blocks away. There are grocery stores catering to a variety of tastes nearby. An SAQ, pharmacy and other specialty stores can be found within walking distance as well. For cycling enthusiasts, there’s a Bixi station near the project, and of course access to the bike path on the canal, which links the Old Port to the West Island.