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The Altoria building was finished in 2014 and is a modern glass building with only 140 condos of which all have views of some sort.

The building's address is 495 Viger Avenue West which put it right on the periphery of Montrea's Financial district. Located right accross the street from one of Montreal's most famous city outdoor spaces, Square victoria, the building's name was actually a combination of the word Altitude and Victoria. It offers quick and direct access to the undeground city and Square Victoria metro.

One of the building's most interesting aspects is that it has a huge commercial section on the lower 10 floors, which have a separate access from the residential part of the building. This is, a rather unique feature in Montreal and it serves a very specific purpose. By ensuring no residential units are lower down, the building's architects ensured that every condo in Altoria has some views and natural light. This helps the value of the building as more expensive units that are usually higher up are not weighed down by units that are sold at a much lower price on the 2nd or 3rd floor for example. This helps created an exclusivity and also create a distinctive feature for the building.

The lobby is clean and elegant with a 24/7 doorman. The high ceilings on the ground floor flood the area with natural light and offer great views of Square Victoria and the Stock Exchange tower (Tour de la Bourse) and cast little doubt over the areas' pedigree.

The amenities are excellent in terms of quality, especially considering the small number of units, but are poor in quantity as residents may enjoy a pool located on the 10th floor with space for outdoor BBQ's and socialising with other residents, as well as a gym with plenty of equipment. However there is no games room, indoor pool, sauna etc...

The units are reasonably sized with large windos to take advantage of all the natural light the building's imposing height offers its residents. Layouts are usually well thought out and the room sizes are still suitable whilst smaller than most buildings that were built 10 years before or less.

PROS: Excellent quality building, good residents in a safe and secure environment. Direct access to the underground city and subway. Sky pool within an unique environment in Montreal. What's more, almost every unit comes with a view so this is a great building for those who enjoy natural light and sun.

CONS: Unless one works in the financial district, its not really close to anything. St Catherine's is up a hill, the edge of the old port is at least 5 minutes walk, and there are no grocery stores within 10 minutes. Even Depanneurs (corner stores) are rare. Its very much a 9-5 neighbourhood as most buisinesses work aroud local office hours. Altoria is also surprisingly short of amenities compared to other buildings of the same era. There is a very good gym and an outdoor pool but no indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, urban chalet, games room etc... but then again, it is a well known fact that most people don't use these facilities in the buildings that have them.
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Sky pool in the Altoria building at 495 Viger Downtonw Montreal
Lobby in Altoria building in the financial district of Downtown Montreal
Doorman service at 495 Viger Ouest in Downtown Montreal
Gym in Altoria at 495 Viger Avenue West Downtown Montreal
Views from the Altoria condo building in Downtown Montreal

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