Olympic Village (Montreal)

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Olympic Village
Montreal - QC - Olympisches Dorf.jpg
Aerial view of the Olympic Village in 2008
Alternative names Village Olympique, Olympic Pyramids[1]
General information
Status Complete
Type

Athletic residences (originally)

Residential, Offices (present)
Location 5111 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Construction started 1976[1]
Completed 1976[1]
Cost $90 million (1976)[2]
$370 million (2011 dollars)
Owner

Groupe Lépine/Zarolega Inc. (1976)
Régie des Installations Olympiques (1976-1998)
Metcap Living Inc. (1998-2004)[3]

El-Ad Group (2004-2012)[1][3]
CAPREIT (2012-present)[4]
Management Cogir Management (2009-present)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 23 (each)[1][5]
Floor area ? of residential space
200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of office space
Design and construction
Architect D'Astous & Durand[5]
Developer Groupe Lépine[5]
Athletes in front of Olympic Village, 1976 Summer Games.

The Olympic Village is a twin-tower structure in Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the athletes' residence for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It was built by René Lépine, Chairman of Groupe Lépine, and his associates through the company Zarolega Inc. The Olympic Village is situated on the northeast corner of Sherbrooke Street East and Viau Street in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie.

All the athletes were housed there, except those participating in equestrian sports and sailing, who were housed in residences set up in Bromont, Quebec and Kingston, Ontario.[6][7]

The Régie du logement has an office and court rooms on the ground floor.

In 1998, Metcap Living Inc. bought the buildings from the Régie des Installations Olympiques for $64.5 million.[3]

In 2004, El-Ad Group bought the buildings from Metcap Living Inc.

In 2012, El-Ad Group expressed their interest to sell the buildings.[3]

On August 6, 2012, it was reported that El-Ad had sold the buildings to CAPREIT for $177.5 million.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Olympic Village chooses natural gas and saves more than $65,000 a year, Canada Newswire, 24 January 2011
  2. ^ http://www.customessaymeister.com/customessays/Literature/1719.htm
  3. ^ a b c d Dubuc, André (2012-02-27). "Le Village olympic mis en vente". La Presse. 
  4. ^ a b Shauly, Avi (2012-07-26). "Tshuva's Elad sells Montreal's Olympic Village". Globes. 
  5. ^ a b c Olympic Village on emporis.com
  6. ^ The history of the Montréal Games, RIO Web site
  7. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 94-105.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°34′07″N 73°33′17″W / 45.568571°N 73.554647°W / 45.568571; -73.554647