Renovating a home in Town of Mount Royal
Town of Mount Royal, the garden city in the heart of Montreal, is rich in residential architecture. Developed in 3 phases, the town features 8 different architectural styles.
First phase: garden-city house, faubourg-style house
Second phase: Canadian house, New England house, English manor house
Third phase: Bungalow house, cottage house, split-level house,
It’s important to preserve the architectural beauty that makes Town of Mount Royal so charming.
Town of Mount Royal is the only community in Quebec to have followed an urban plan for its development, from its foundation to the present day. This urban plan, today reflected in its PIIA (site planning and architectural integration program), is used by the CCU (Comité Consultatif d’Urbanisme) to authorize work, with the aim of preserving the spirit of its building heritage. Thanks to this, Town of Mount Royal is recognized for its beauty. The CCU will therefore be in charge of your file, whether you wish to modify your façade or extend your house, for example. At ESPÉ, we take care of all these procedures for you, to make your life easier and ensure that your renovation is as hassle-free as possible. Note also that the CCU will interpret the PIIA according to the architectural style of your home, which is why it’s important to be accompanied by a professional who’s well aware of this reality.
A little history…
Town of Mount Royal was conceived as a railway project. The aim was to run a train under Mount Royal so that the inhabitants of this model town, once a field, could quickly get to downtown Montreal. This makes the town an ideal setting for families seeking a suburban lifestyle in the city. Indeed, in Town of Mount Royal, there are mainly residential streets with garages and gardens, while local shops are found in the center and on the outskirts. These homes and this lifestyle are very popular with young families, especially as there are excellent public schools. The area is also home to a dynamic seniors’ community with a strong attachment to the place where their childrens grew up.