Built in 2005-2006, the 1200
Ouest or 1200 de Maisonneuve as it is better known, is a
twin tower construction built on one foundation and joined
by the underground parking.
The two buildings each
have their respective addresses at 1200 De Maisonneuve Ouest
and 1210 de Maisonneuve Ouest. They are the mirror image of
one another and have 23 floors each of which two are
The 1200 Ouest is located in the Golden
Square Mile, arguably downtown Montreal's most expensive and
sought after neighbourhood or possibly second only to the
Old Port area. The 1200 de Maisonneuve is located right next
to the Peel Metro (subway) station on the Green line and is
equidistant between McGill and Concordia Universities. With
the business district and the underground city on its
doorsteps, there arent many better places to be.
There are several different types of condos in this building
but the most prevalent are the 1100 square foot two bedroom
units the 1550 square foot 2/3 bedroom units (with balcony)
and the 850 square feet one bedroom units. There are many
other types but they are predominantly on the penthouse
levels or on the lower floors. All the units are very large
by today's standards. Even when it was built, units in
similar buildings were about 10% smaller.
buildings amenities are good but rather basic given its
ostentatious exterior and lobby. There is an outdoor pool
with a large terrace, a gym and a sauna. Both buildings
enjoy the services of their own 24/7 doorman and the
building management has its offices located 'in-situe' which
can make life for its residents much easier.
The common areas and the facade of the towers are very
attractive and likely to ensure the building ages very
gracefully. The staff are efficient and polite and the
amenities should be more than enough for all but the most
discerning. The location is one of the most sought-after in
the city with the underground city and Crescent street (the
party street) just minutes away.The units are large and most
have excellent views of the mountain or the river.
For some reason, grocery stores are scarce in the
neighbourhood, the finishings of the condos contrast sharply
with that of the common areas and they have not aged well.
By now, most buyers would be contemplating changing the
kitchen and the floors which would probably be a good
investment and generate a good return. It is still cheaper
to buy an 1100 square foot unit in 1200 de Maisonneuve and
invest $50,000 in renovations than to buy a 950 Square foot
unit in the more recent, but less well located
Roccabella building at 1300 Rene Levesque.