Habitat '67, Tropiques Nord and Profil-O are three luxury residential condomiunium **complexes located on Cité du Havre - a manmade penisula with the rapids of St. Lawrence River on one side and the Old Port of Montreal with its fabulous skyline of Montreal on the other. This location provides a sense of being far from the city and yet so close with downtown being only 10 to 15 minutes away either by car or by a private shuttle bus service included when purchasing in one of these condominium buildings. Bicycle paths lead you to Old Montreal in minutes. The site is also in proximity to major highways and the Champlain, Victoria and Jacques Cartier bridges.
Residents who are outdoor enthusiasts rejoice in walking in the Cite Du Havre park at the tip of the peninsula which is a great place to picnic, fish or which the annual fireworks competition. they also enjoy walking/cycling/rollerblading to Parcs des Iles and or to the bicycle paths on the Lachine Canal network. There are also private clay tennis court at Habitat '67, private pools at Tropiques Nord and Profilo... and kayaking/surfing on the St-Lawrence river rapids for anyone who dares.
One can hear/see a mulitude of birds, hear the bells of Notre Dame Cathedral in Old Montreal chime and breathe in the fresh air of the St. Lawrence River.
The Montreal real estate on this peninsula offers something for everyone as the three condominium complexes are all so different and unique:
Habitat '67 is a world renown housing complex that was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moishe Safdie for Montreal's world's fair, Expo '67. Residents enjoy their outdoor terrasses and feel as if they are living in houses. Due to excellent floor plans, the units feel much larger than their square footage would suggest. Some units are on two levels, others are on one level. Many units have been renovated while other owners had tried to maintain the original features, as they were and are still unique and avant garde in design. It was recently designated as a Heritage Site by the Province of Quebec. *Legally Habitat 67 is currently not a condominium but an undivided coproperty in the form of a limited partnership (similar to that of Westmount Square) where some advantages include lower taxes and no transfer /welcome tax.
Tropique Nord was built in 1989 is almost the antithesis of Habitat '67 with each condominium's terrasses giving onto a large tropical atrium. These units are on one level. Excellent solution for those who don't appreciate Montreal's winters and enjoy a resort style lifestyle! Call to have a complete list of Tropics North condo listings for sale emailed to you.
Profil-O is the newest of the luxury waterfront condo buildings and offers compact plans and terrasses, although penthouses are also available. 24 h security, indoor pool, spa, gym, garage, wine cellar, meeting room are some features. As in the other buildings, spectacular views of Montreal downtown and /or St. Lawrence River are abundant. Contact us at Westmount Realty have a complete list of Profil-O condo listings for sale.
* For cyclists, the paths all offer a huge variety of trails. The Ile Ste-Hélene paths have a country feel. The paths at Ile Notre-Dame also lead onto the Gilles Villeneuve race track and connect to the St. Lawrence Seaway path which is on a long, linear peninsula to the park at the locks of Ste-Catharines. Cyclists can even access Montreal's south shore via the Victoria Bridge or go to Nuns' Island via the ice bridge.
** Technically Habitat'67 is a limited partnership i.e. one buys shares such as the other prestigious undivided coproperties such as the Chateau, Acadia, Westmount Square.