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The 44 storeys of Le Solstice rise above the heart of downtown Montreal and the bustling Bell Centre neighbourhood. The Y-shaped columns at the base of the tower and its crowning with a series of steel frames make the project unique. Completed in 2024, it also stands out for the quality of its public spaces.

Montreal, QC
Residential, Architecture
Surface area
282,070 ft² / 26,205 m²
Completed (2024)

The tower, 147.5 m in height, sits atop a podium whose massing and materials blend with the surrounding context while establishing a human scale for the complex. The setback of the lower floors, combined with a colonnade along the frontage, provides a pedestrian arcade between Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal and Overdale street. This alley creates a link between the two neighbourhoods and enlivens the public domain. On the upper floors, common areas provide residents with a variety of shared services.​​​​​

Several works of art interspersed throughout the common areas contribute to the social and cultural value of the project. At the foot of the building, a sculpture by Vanessa Harden and David Gardener varies the ambient lighting according to the time of day or night. The lobby contains a chair by the designer Stéphane Leathead and mobiles by the ceramicist Pascale Girardin.

Photo Credit: Adrien Williams, Alex St-Jean

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