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1253 McGill College Avenue

1253 McGill College Avenue,

1253 McGill College Avenue
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P (514) 927-7657
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1253 is a remarkable address with a European feel that offers direct access to the underground pedestrian network with numerous shops and restaurants, as well as the Bonaventure and McGill metro stations. The ground and first floors feature commercial establishments. Above, nine floors of office space, comprising 16,495 square feet per floor, are being totally renovated to meet tenants’ needs, ranging from 1,500 to 50,000 square feet.

1253 has been undergoing a major transformation in order to offer contemporary spaces within a historical shell, thereby preserving the charm of yesteryear while meeting tomorrow’s demanding tenant requirements.

The scope of the transformation comprises three distinct components. The Exterior Component, completed in 2006, consisted of effecting repairs to and the selective replacement of the masonry, as well as the installation of new flashing and caulking. In addition, the roof was replaced.

The Infrastructure Component, completed in early 2007, consisted largely of the construction of a new Main Lobby and Front Entrance; new elevators; a new electrical transformer and emergency generator; a decentralized air conditioning system featuring new chillers and distribution; a new sprinkler distribution system; a new public address and fire alarm system; and, a new security system featuring card access and surveillance cameras.

The Tenant Floor Restoration Component consisted of demolishing individual floors in order to meet our new design and technology parameters and to prepare them for delivery to new tenancies.


  • 174,835 RSF
  • 10 storeys of office space
  • Rows of tinted, single-hung windows
  • Thermal-pane windows upgraded with heat-mirror technology
  • Four automatic passenger elevators; one freight elevator entirely renovated


  • Loft style spaces with exposed ceiling structure
  • New direct / indirect suspended fluorescent lighting fixtures
  • All new power entry / transformers, generator and electrical distribution
  • Emergency generator power available for tenants


  • New infrastructure and conduit network for all communications cabling


  • Central steam heat system with new individual controls
  • Entirely new cooling and ventilation systems and distribution


  • Advanced sprinkler system installed on all floors
  • Lobby staffed 24 hours with professional security service
  • All new bathrooms in conformity with universal access regulations
  • New integrated safety and security, access control and camera surveillance systems


  • Parking is available through the underground pedestrian network at the Montreal Eaton Centre or at Place Ville Marie


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