As part of the 2017 INOVA Awards Gala hosted by the Urban Development Institute of Quebec (IDU) held on October 19 at the InterContinental Montréal, DevMcGill and TGTA won an INOVA Award in the Multi-Residential Category, whose construction costs exceed $ 50 million for the project Le Castelnau. “It is a great honour for DevMcGill and TGTA to receive such recognition. We hope to stay on this road paved by excellence and constant willingness to innovate and to which we have, to the best of our abilities, contributed to shine light on Montréal through building projects respectful of built heritage. We strive for very high standards in terms of quality and we believe this award is evidence” declared both Stéphane Côté, President of DevMcGill and Martin Galarneau, Partner at TGTA, while receiving their INOVA Award.
Le Castelnau, a high-end condominium project developed by DevMcGill and TGTA, emerged from the conversion and restoration of the Institut des Sourds-Muets, a historic grey-stone building of Beaux-Arts architecture, from 1921. Three new phases seamlessly came to surround this landmark building. Sound integration of an important existing building to a resolutely modern proposal constitutes the essence of the chosen architectural scheme by architecture Roch Cayouette and the firms Cardinal Hardy/Lemay Architects.
For DevMcGill and TGTA, Le Castelnau enhances the residential real estate offer and actively contributes to the neighbourhood’s revitalization, now one of Montréal’s very dynamic and popular borough. It respects and enhances the symbolic value of a significant building and manages to rekindle its meaningful role in today’s urban fabric.
The IDU’s INOVA Awards highlight the talent of those who contribute to shine light on Quebec’s building expertise. It recognizes the most innovative projects in the fields of commercial, multi-residential, industrial and public services real estate, which significantly impact communities.
Since its inception in 1998, DevMcGill has built an enviable reputation as a quality real estate developer. DevMcGill has developed over 20 highly acclaimed condominium projects and received many industry awards including multiple Builder of the Year awards, the LEED Silver Environment and Energy Efficiency Award and the prestigious Montreal Architectural Heritage Award. For more information, visit devmcgill.com.
TGTA Inc. is a closely held real estate development firm founded in 1989. Since its inception, it has completed more than $1 billion in transactions, primarily in Quebec. The firm is active in different real estate sectors, including commercial, industrial, multipurpose buildings, offices, and seniors’ residences. Its largest projects have been in the residential sector, hotels and the improvement of vacant land. Thanks to its team’s expertise and its organizational and governance structure, TGTA Inc. is a highly flexible company capable of acting on the many different opportunities offered by the market, and of quickly completing a wide variety of transactions.