These Twin Skyscrapers Connected By A Skybridge Are Coming To Downtown Montreal

After decades of boring design, Montreal is finally getting some interesting architecture in its latest building boom.

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TL;DR Developers plan to break ground on the Maestria condominium towers next year. The two towers with views of Place-des-Arts will be among the tallest in the city. The sky bridge that will connect them will make the project one of the city's most architecturally interesting.

In the 1960s and 70s, the city was the epicenter of futuristic design. Place Vill-Marie and the Olympic Stadium, both constructed in that era, have become landmarks.

Sure, some of the latest developments are pretty ugly, but consider some of the new, glassy façades at Place-des-Arts, or the sleek and mysterious-looking new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.

The skyline is starting to become more dense, too. Downtown, a handful of new towers are finally starting to match the heights of buildings constructed decades ago.

Now, perhaps the most daring new project in living memory has been revealed. 

Developers are planning the construction of two, nearly identical towers at Place-des-Arts.

The enormous structures would be connected by a skybridge with sweeping views of the festival space below.

Via Maestria

The proposed Maestria condominium skyscrapers would rise 51 and 53 floors, making them among the tallest and most striking in the city.

The 1500 condos inside would likely become some of the most prestigious properties in not only Montreal, but the entire country. 

Developers would like to begin construction by the end of 2019, but that's no guarantee. 

Stay tuned for updates on this incredible project. Read more about the Maestria towers on the project website here.


Here's What's Open & What's Closed On Labour Day In Montreal

There are still a ton of things to do this Monday holiday!
  • Here's a short list of what's open and what's closed on Labour Day in Montreal.
  • If you're heading out, make sure to call ahead to your destination to inquire about reduced hours.

Yes, it's a long weekend! Three uninterrupted days to relax, have fun, and not think for two seconds about things like school or work, or other responsibilities until Tuesday morning. Not to be too depressing but it will be six weeks before we get another official long weekend. 

But let's focus on the positive! This is usually one of the summer weekends that people are trying to pack in their last days of camping or chalet time. But if you're planning to stay in the city it's good to know what's open and what's closed so you can plan out your Labour Day weekend.  

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With Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups, you never have to worry about finding the perfect piece because they have everything! Since March 2018, this independently operated pop-up boutique is one of the best vintage clothing markets in the city. You simply can't miss this Flohmarkt event happening at the former Urban Outfitters on St-Denis! 

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