We find a lot of residencies built with red bricks with beautiful gardens and clean lines which add a reel cachet to the borough. However, there are also new real estates projects because of the growth of the district thanks to the promenade Fleury. These new homes complement those already in existence since the 1950s. Inside, noble materials such as stone and wood are often used to create a warm, modern feel.

As you can see, this kitchen that has been renovated by our talented team features noble original materials such as this parquet floor. At ESPÉ, to minimize our ecological impact, we do more deconstruction than demolition whenever possible. This also allows us to retain a certain cachet in homes.

Neighborhood lifestyle


Ahuntsic is a good family neighborhood that’s not overcrowded in terms of housing. There are plenty of green spaces (77 parks) and the Promenade Fleury with its many shops, cafés and restaurants. The whole neighborhood is easy to get to, as it’s connected to the public transit network via the Henri-Bourassa and Crémazie metro stations.

Since most of the neighborhood is made up of plexes, not everyone is lucky enough to have a piece of greenery. To solve this problem, Ahuntsic has set up community gardens. This way, everyone can enjoy the peaceful lifestyle the neighborhood has to offer.

Problems with houses in this neighborhood


It’s no surprise that older homes in the Ahuntsic district most certainly contain asbestos in their plaster siding. It’s a problem that’s present in all Montreal neighborhoods, and it’s dangerous to your health. That’s why we recommend that you have your home tested for asbestos during your renovation project. If asbestos is found to be present, our team will take the necessary steps to decontaminate your home and return it to you and your family in a safe and healthy condition.

Once asbestos decontamination is complete, we recommend that you review your home’s insulation. In the 50s and 60s, houses had little or no insulation. This led to significant energy losses and skyrocketing bills! For the sake of the planet and your wallet, it’s best to do what’s necessary. Don’t forget that there are a number of grants available to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home.


Before starting any renovation project, you must check with the city to find out whether or not you need a permit. In Ahuntsic, some renovations, such as converting a plex, require a building permit. To obtain one, contact the city’s permit counter. If the paperwork scares you, don’t worry, we’ll do it for you. It’s all part of our turnkey service.

In Ahuntsic, renovations are often massive. They range from completely updating the building envelope (roof, floor and walls) to open up the first floor. Indeed, today’s families prefer open common areas. All these changes will involve altering the structure of the building. So it’s best to call in renovation experts to renovate safely.

Recent renovations in this neighborhood have also included upgrading the fenestration to something more upscale that will bring greater living comfort to the whole family. All these renovations will add value when you sell your home.