By the fall of 2014, The Main will undergo a major makeover between Saint-Catherine street and René-Levesque, east of Clark, right next to the Quartier des Spectacles.
Dubbed, the Carré Saint-Laurent; the 12 floor, 3716 square meter revitalization project will have commercial space, cultural space, 150 condos, and it will be the new hub for provincial government offices in Montreal.
The Parti Québécois says it will be signing a 25 year lease in the square, where 700 government employees will work.
“It’s a good way for the government to put its spending, within the limits that we have set, at the benefit of the revitalization of downtown,” Jean-François Lisée, the minister responsible for Montreal, said.
The project, developed by the Société de développement Angus, will cost 160 million dollars and will be partly complete by Montreal’s 375 anniversary in 2017. It will be finalized in 2018.