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Le Peterson Condominium tower in the Quartier des Spectacles Downtown Montreal
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One would be hard pressed to find a more original looking building than the Le Peterson. Its wavy facade truly looks like it is inspired by its namesake, the famous Montreal pianist Oscar Peterson.

The Le Peterson condo building is the latest in a serie of three confusing building names. The Le President Kennedy building finds its address at 1070 Bleury whereas the building at 441 President Kennedy is called Le Concorde name after the street on the other side of the building, De La Concorde. The Le Peterson's address is 405 de la Concorde so obviously this will compound the number of people going to the wrong address.

A small price to pay however as its location is one of the most convenient in the city. The building's musical inspiration is connected to its proximity to the Place des Arts, Montreal's entertainment district where the Jazz Festival, the Fracofolies (french music artists) and the Just for Laughs (comedy) festival hold their core events. Several times a year, tens of thousands of people flock to this area for these three and several other secondary events. Le Peterson is also located close to two subway stations, the Place des Arts and McGill stations are 1 and 3 minutes walk way respectively. Both stations connect to Montreal's famouns underground city. From the Place des Arts it is possible to walk undeground all the way to the Old Port area whereas entering on the McGill side will allow a warm and dry walk to Montreal's financial district in under 15 minutes.

Le Peterson is also located very close to McGill University and is surrounded by a plaethora of restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery stores, and pharmacies all within a 10 minute walk (usally under half that).

The Le Peterson is divided into two sections. The lower section is made up of loft style condos with double height windows and 16 ft ceilings with mezzanines where the bedrooms are usually located. These are very unique condos and are difficult to find elsewhere in the Downtwon area. The units from the 10th floor and up are in the most disctinctive (wavy) part of the building and are your typical condo style units of various types of layout. The waves are actually large balconies. Most of these units have absolutely stunning views of the Downtown core and East Downtown area including the Jacques Cartier bridge, the Olympic Stadium, the St Lawrence river and much more. Another interesting feature of the building is that nearly all the units are on the South East side or North East side. From above the building is 'L' shaped with the outside of the 'L' being where most condos are orientated and the longest bar on the 'L' being orientated towards the South East.

Le Peterson also has exceptionnal amenities. On the ground floor a Piano lounge with a mini grand in its centre is just accross the lobby from a games and party room which has a bar, a large TV, a pool table, and a foozball table. Higher up on the 27th floor, residents may enjoy an exercise room with views and a massive terrace with 180 degree views towards the south. This terrace also has a climbing wall, a BBQ area and deck chaires, outdoor dining areas, and small fountains. The absence of a pool is often noticed but the views are arguably the best from any condo building in Montreal.

PROS: Beautiful and original exterior design which dominates the area. Great amenities and the building's condos have very large balconies and excellent views. Very convienient location for getting around the city and for everyday needs. The viewing deck is truly unique and an exceptional feature worth a look at the verry least.

CONS: The problem with having so many amenities is that people start noticing what's missing. In this case a swimming pool. Whilst many of the units higher up have some of the best views in the city, others enjoy views of wall as the building was the victim of dubious city planning and is in the heart of the highest density area in Downtown Montreal. The De la Concorde street is very claustrophobic and not very inviting to drive down and very underwhelming for a $700 per s/f + condo building.
Le Peterson Piano lounge honouring Oscar Peterson the Montreal Pianist
Viewing deck in Le Peterson condo buildng 405 de la concorde
Le Peterson achitecture from de la Concorde street
Doorman service Le Peterson Downtown Montreal
Gym in Le Peterson at 405 de la Concorde overlooking the Quartier des Spectacles
Games lounge in Le Peterson at 405 de la Concorde
View of Downtown Montreal from Le Peterson terrace

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