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$90M retirement residence being built in Charlesbourg

DCN News Services
$90M retirement residence being built in Charlesbourg

QUEBEC CITY — Chartwell Retirement Residences has announced it has broken ground at its $90-million, 359-unit Chartwell Trait-Carre Retirement Residence in Charlesbourg, just north of Quebec City.

The constructor on the project is EMD-Batimo.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 28, when the project’s presentation centre was opened, stated a release.

Chartwell Trait-Carre will offer apartments ranging from studios to five-and-a-halfs. Amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, indoor shuffleboard, cinema, hair salon and convenience store. There will be 37 assisted-living studios.

The contractor began laying concrete foundations at the end of summer, with concrete work to continue during the winter and spring of 2020, when work on the building envelope will begin, Chartwell said.

Work on the interiors is due to start in the spring of 2020 and will be undertaken alongside the landscaping throughout the summer and fall of the same year.

The residence is scheduled to open in January 2021.

“Over the past two years, this project has evolved with the input of a hundred citizens from Quebec City, and their contribution has led to a better project that is in true harmony with the needs of future residents,” said Francis Charron, president of Batimo and vice-president of EMD Construction, in the release.

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