Historic Snowdon Theatre building converted to condominium development

The iconic building that once housed the Snowdon Theatre is being given new life.

Construction has begun on a new six-storey condo project that is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

“It’ll have 55 units overall, mainly residential,” said Marc Lefort, cice-president of business development at McGill Real Estate, the firm that’s selling the units.

“There’s three commercial spaces at the ground level.”

He said the residential units will range in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments.

The building, which had been closed for years, went through several changes since it opened in 1937.

It first saw life as a theatre, which closed in 1982 after business declined.  Other companies took up shop in the building until they were forced to leave in 2013 when city of Montreal authorities declared the structure unsafe.

Then a fire in 2016 so severely damaged the interior that any thought of renovations was ruled out.  The city finally sold the heritage property for $1.6 million in 2018.

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