Here's what the new Maison de Radio-Canada will look like
The building will boast lots of natural light, a four-storey atrium, a rooftop patio, and it will meet environmental and sustainable development standards equivalent to a LEED Silver certification.
The real estate developer Broccolini is leading the consortium that will construct the new building, which will be at the corner of René- Lévesque Boulevard and Papineau Avenue — now a parking lot for the existing CBC/Radio-Canada building.
The new building will have a reduced number of parking spots in order to encourage active transportation.
The project is subject to federal Treasury Board approval.
Development company Groupe Mach Inc. has purchased the existing building and the western parking lot. It will be preserved but given a new purpose.
Construction is set to begin next September and is slated to be done by January 2020. CBC/Radio-Canada is to become a tenant under a 30-year lease.