Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), has started work on its promise last year to sell off all its property across the country, including the tower on René-Levesque Blvd. CBC announced on Wednesday that it has sold that building, and the parking lot that takes up the western edge of the property, to the Mach Group. However, the sale is yet to be approved by the Treasury Board of Canada.
According to the sale agreement, Broccolini will construct a new building on the eastern parking lot of the CBC property at the corner of Papineau Ave. The construction is anticipated to begin September 2017 and scheduled to be completed by January 1, 2020. The state-of-the-art building is planned to house multi-platform facilities, a four-storey atrium, a second tower that is seven storeys high, a rooftop patio, and will meet environmental and sustainable development standards. Moreover, the building plan includes open spaces for the public to interact and the facilities will be closer to the street than the current building.