saint Residents of Condominiums St Dominique, a new DevMcGill project currently under construction, will live surrounded by local history.

Located at the heart of three historical districts at 2115 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, the structure was built in 1894 and once housed the Ekers Brewery, owned by industrialist and politician Henry Archer Ekers. A new 64-suite project will maintain the historic space and integrate the new condo suites into the storied site.

During his career, Ekers established the Canadian Breweries Ltd. and became vice-president of the National Breweries Ltd., supervising a total of 15 breweries.

When Ekers took over the family run brewery in 1861, a number of innovations were introduced to the business. Ekers was the first brewer in the province to install a refrigeration machine, the first beer filtration unit and the first carbonation system.

Ekers also served as councilman of the Saint-Laurent ward from 1888-1906 and was a very influential member of the finance committee. In 1906, he was voted in as Mayor of Montreal and was the last anglophone to hold the position.

Henry Archer Ekers

Photo via the Montreal City archives.

Take a look at how the streetscape’s changed. (Photo from the Montreal City archives).

Ekers brewery

Construction of the condos will entail dramatic reconstruction work to the interior of the old brewery while the outside stone facade will remain in its original form. A new building will be added to the side of the brewery.

Suites will range in size from 509 square feet to 1,539-square feet and start from $235,000. Many will have a view of either the mountain or river!

For more information call 514 418 6486.

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