The gravel patch nestled in a bend of the Saint-Charles River along Rue de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres is not particularly remarkable. The construction office parked there on a rainy summer day, though, offers a sign of what’s to come at the site, a 10-minute drive from Old Quebec. It’s plastered with renderings of a 13-storey red-and-white condo tower proposed for that very spot.
Those renderings conceal a secret. Beneath the colourful aluminum cladding, the top 12 storeys of the proposed tower will be made almost entirely of cross-laminated timber, which would make it the tallest modern wooden tower in North America.
Thank you for joining us at the virtual AGM last week! Members and community partners came together for an evening of conversation