Located on Sherbrooke Street in the heart of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, the ORO collection is a condominium project that is attracting considerable interest from affluent Montrealers. With only 40 residences in a modest-sized building of 11 floors, owners will be able to enjoy a sense of community with their neighbours. Residents from nearby Montreal landmarks such as Le Linton and the Le Chateau have already expressed their enthusiasm for the conversion of the existing commercial building at the corner of Sherbrooke and Bishop into high-end residences. Purchasers at ORO will enjoy a unique combination of a sophisticated, urban location and a boutique-style building that is sure to enhance the future re-sale value of each residence.

View floor riopelleIn my opinion, the immediate surroundings are quintessentially Montreal; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts campus is across the street and next door, The Ritz is just down the street; as are several of the city’s finest art galleries and boutiques. Montreal’s storied Ste-Catherine Street is within an easy two-block stroll. It’s our Montreal.

In celebration of ORO’s location adjacent to The Museum, residences are named after famous artists, Le Riopelle, Le Molinari, Le Borduas, Le Kreighoff, Le Pellan, Le Gagnon, Le Jackson, Le Tousignant, and Le Fortin.

Oro ResidenceThe existing building, built to more robust commercial standards, will be completely transformed to accommodate the spacious residential suites. There are a maximum of four suites per floor from the fourth floor up, and just five suites on the second and third floors. Nine and ten foot ceilings and 8 foot high doors add the sense of space not usually found in residential condominiums. Purchasers have the option of buying selected adjacent suites, enabling them to create a magnificent 2,600+ sq. ft. living space.

Because the building is situated on a hill, there are excellent views even from the first residential suites on the second floor. The upper floors offer outstanding panoramas of Mount Royal, Sherbrooke Street, the downtown Montreal skyline, and the St. Lawrence.

There is a roof-top terrace and fitness center, with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the surrounding Montreal skyline. Imagine enjoying a warm summer evening up on the roof, with the distant sounds of the city below.Living

The suites are finished in what you would expect in a high-end residence, with flexible selections in kitchen and bathroom finishes. Kitchen center-island and countertops are quartz with ceramic backsplashes; custom-designed cabinets have wood-lined drawers. Viking Professional grade stainless-finished appliances are available, including a built-in wine cellar. The open-concept ensures plenty of natural light.

BathroomBathrooms also feature custom design cabinets and high-end Kohler fixtures and faucets, including a free standing Ellesmere tub. Showers have glass walls and doors. Bathroom floors are equipped with radiant heating.

The suite designs are both imaginative and practical. Kitchens are open to the main dining and living areas. Most master bedroom suites have private en-suite bathrooms (the exception being the one-bedroom suites, which at approximately 900 to 1,000+ square feet are as large as a bungalow).

Kitchen One of my favourite designs is Le Pellan, which combines two suites to create a 2,651 square foot three bedroom residence that occupies the entire south side of the building. Le Pellan also has a 19’6” loggia and an additional 11’ foot loggia solarium adjacent to the massive 37’ x 23’ living and dining area. The Master Bedroom suite is and the other two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the suite. If you like your living space big – this is it!

The developer has extensive experience in the design and construction of multiple dwelling buildings. They have engaged Sotheby’s real estate brokers Diane Oliver and Isabelle Perreault who both have experience in high-end real estate transactions. They understand the expectations of their clientele, and are confident that the suites at ORO will meet and surpass their clients’ requirements. The onsite sales centre has full size models of the kitchen and bathroom so that purchasers can see the high quality cabinetry, fixtures and finishing. You can also select a suite on any given floor and see for yourself what the actual view will be.

Roof top TerraceImagine stepping out your front door and being in the historic centre of Montreal’s elite, a neighbourhood that is to Montreal what the Upper East Side is to New York.

The Sales Centre is located at 1400 Sherbrooke West (at Bishop). Telephone: 514-281-5552. www.ororesidences.com ORO could be just what you’ve been waiting for in a downtown lifestyle.