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Touching Down at YUL

Despite the seemingly never-ending political uncertainty we find ourselves living in, there is a side to the city, particularly in rea...



Despite the seemingly never-ending political uncertainty we find ourselves living in, there is a side to the city, particularly in real estate, which has taken on a decidedly global mentality by presenting the city with some big plans for some big projects.

Designed to take up a whole city block and incorporate the historic Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine house on Overdale, the YUL is a high-end condo, penthouse, and townhouse complex going up just west of the financial core. It is one of the city’s more ambitious developments, and one which had VIPs, media, and art enthusiasts gathered for a chic cocktail mixer with a fundraising twist.


At the outset of the soirée 4 muralists from diverse international backgrounds were each commissioned to interpret one of the four cardinal compass points on giant canvases which were then displayed on site as part of the hording for fixed periods of time. Needless to say the downtown buzz around the project grew with each week the art was displayed, and underlined the development project’s far-reaching international perspective.


The initiative didn’t stop there as the works were then placed front and centre inside the sales office, and silent-auctioned off during the evening event. The catering arm of Buonanotte, MTL’s ‘go-to’ for classy affairs, presented delectable treats as the select group of guests mingled and added their bids to the discreet cards next to each work.



Funds raised from ticket sales and the auction went to benefit the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation in support of Quebec’s children and mothers, and showed us how art not only imitates life, so to speak, but has the power to enhance it as well. 







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