Erected in 1925, this building, which for many years housed the Eaton department store, has undergone a number of changes in recent decades, eventually becoming 1500 University in 2002. The heritage property's unique design and architecture make it a true Montreal landmark. Every aspect of the interior design has been carefully selected to provide tenants with a pleasant working environment and to create one of the most aesthetically striking buildings in the city. Natural light floods the interior, thanks to a stunning glass roof, which overlooks a nine-storey atrium and a lush indoor garden that offers an oasis of peace and tranquility to occupants. In addition, the building's glass curtain-wall provides ample fenestration and a spectacular view of the surrounding cityscape.
More than 2,500 people work at 1500 University for such prestigious corporate tenants as Nuance, CIBC, Hydro-Québec and the head office of L'Oréal Canada.
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, the state-of-the-art building offers tenants a distinctive location, a wide range of nearby amenities, two lobbies - one on University Street and the other on De Maisonneuve Boulevard, VIP underground parking and easy access via several major thoroughfares as well as a direct connection to the 32-kilometre-long "underground city" and the McGill metro station.
1500 University was honoured with the prestigious BOMA Québec Building of the Year Award in 2011-2012 in the 500,000 to 1 Million Square Feet category. This award salutes the stars of the commercial real estate industry, recognizing excellence in property management, operations, resource conservation and environmental awareness.