Chartwell announced that it has entered into a partnership with EMD-Batimo Inc. to develop a new independent living retirement residence in the community of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec. The $65-million development is expected to employ 150 people during the construction phase and approximately 45 people in a permanent capacity once the residence is fully operational.
The first phase of the project will include 275 rental units, with an additional 42 condo units to be developed by EMD. When complete, the community will offer 850 contemporary units, all designed to be bright and spacious with a warm, upscale decor.
“Chartwell is excited to be growing our presence in Quebec, but most especially in the popular community of Vaudreuil-Dorion,” said Maxime Camerlain, Chartwell’s Vice President of Marketing. “This is the perfect location for active seniors to stay involved in an engaging setting, stay connected with family and friends nearby and expand their lifestyle with a range of services and programs onsite and in the adjacent community.”
With a prime location on Émile-Bouchard Street, the property is a close walking distance to a variety of retail shops, as well as the centre La Caravane Multisports and a new Local Community Service Centre (CLSC). The new residence is also in close proximity to major transportation routes including Highways 20, 40 and 540, an extension of Highway 30. The Vaudreuil AMT commuter train station is less than one kilometre away.
When complete, the new residence will join Chartwell’s existing network of 42 seniors’ residences across the province and more than 180 locations across Canada.
Chartwell and EMD anticipate the grand opening in mid-2017, and as such, the sales centre should begin leasing and selling units in January 2016. “We are proud to be bringing our vision of Making People’s Lives Better and our values of RESPECT to even more seniors in Quebec,” added Mr. Camerlain.