2017 Annual Convention – Montréal
† Ticketed event * Closed event
Sunday, September 24
Development Tour: Montréal Embraces Major Public-Private Infrastructure and Real Estate Projects †
A combination bus and walking tour.
These are exciting times in Montréal and developments worth billions are sprouting up left and right. The orange cones that have been bedeviling Montréal motorists appear to be paying off and the real estate community is decidedly buoyant about the high number of construction projects in the city. On this tour, you will drive on Bonaventure Boulevard – the redevelopment of the entrance to Downtown Montréal. Then continue on the old Champlain Bridge and view the new bridge under construction – a major public-private partnership project.
The next stop is Quartier DIX30 – Canada’s largest commercial lifestyle center. It was designed to emulate an urban or downtown shopping experience with boutiques, hotels, office and work spaces, restaurants, entertainment and sports venue to meet the needs of non-core dwellers living on the South Shore of Montréal. Then you will visit Griffintown, the industrial birthplace of Canada that was home to a storied working-class Irish community, now transformed into a vibrant hot neighborhood for students, young professionals and empty nesters; one of numerous examples of urban rejuvenation and transformation happening in the downtown core.
Lastly, a presentation by Cadillac Fairview, giving an overview of the development of Deloitte Tower, the city’s latest Platinum LEED, privately-owned and financed commercial office tower built part of the Quad-Windsor development, a major mixed-use redevelopment in the area surrounding Gare Windsor and the Bell Centre.
Welcome Reception †
Au Sommet Place Ville Marie
We’ll kick the Convention off with the most beautiful views of Montréal at Au Sommet Place Ville Marie across the street from the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. On the 46th floor, the 360° Observation Deck offers an unparalleled view. But this essential space offers much more than a view: It’s the very best definition of Montréal as seen from the top, with a wonderful tasting experience of typical Montréal cuisine.
Monday, September 25
Chair’s Dinner †
Le Mount Stephen Hotel
Located in the heart of Montréal’s Golden Square Mile lies Le Mount Stephen Hotel. The historic backdrop for this year’s Chair’s Dinner honoring 2017 Chair of the Board, Scott Muldavin and wife, Susanne Ragen and welcoming 2018 Chair of the Board, Joe Nahas and wife, Suzanne.
Le Mount Stephen Hotel is a brand new addition to the historic private club, since 1926, originally the home to George Stephen, President of the Bank of Montréal in 1876 and later the first President of Canadian Pacific Railway. Enjoy the evening at this magnificent property of priceless architectural and heritage value.
Tuesday, September 26
Take this opportunity to informally connect one more time with fellow attendees at the headquarters hotel, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and excellent company before you embark on your evening plans.