• Located next to Habitat 67, Tropiques Nord is a housing complex that recreates the tropics right here in Montreal.
  • One unit for sale enjoys both sweeping views of the city and a balcony overlooking the inner courtyard with its gardens and pool.
  • Have you always wanted to take a peek? See photos here.

There is a place in Montreal where it never gets cold. Though less famous than its neighbour, Habitat 67, Tropiques Nord is perhaps an equally ambitious housing development. Its large central common space is a piece of the tropics in Quebec, with palm trees, gardens, a waterfall, and pool protected from the elements but exposed to the sun under a towering glass wall. One unit currently on the market for $569,000 enjoys access to all of this as well as sweeping views of the city.

The apartment "on the very sought after 5th floor" has "beautiful views of the tropical forest," according to the listing.

Tennis and squash courts, an outdoor saltwater pool, gym, and daily shuttle service to downtown complete Tropiques Nord's amenities.

Photos of the unit show a large balcony for year-round outdoor living, a modern kitchen, wood floors, and a large bedroom with windows that frame a view of the downtown Montreal skyline.

Constructed in 1989, Tropiques Nord is an oasis hidden behind a perhaps nondescript façade on avenue Pierre-Dupuy — the perfect place to retreat from the world when the news is dark.

And though it looks like it's far removed from the bustle of downtown, the building is across the street from the bike path that leads directly to Old Montreal.

 

In the other direction, it's also minutes away from Parc Jean-Drapeau and its many public activities.

Though the tropical micro-climate is the property's main attraction, the nook in the bedroom is the perfect place to cozy up with a glass of wine and watch night fall on the city after a rough day.

This listing puts monthly fees at $1016.53, including the condo itself, "one garage space, one storage space, building insurance, 24-hour doorman service, heating," the shuttle to downtown, and maintenance.

The complete listing for the one-bedroom apartment is visible on the Sutton Québec website here.

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