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1 Square Phillips: Montreal’s Tallest Residential Tower

After YUL, Stanbrooke, NEST and QuinzeCent, Brivia Group introduces 1 Square Phillips. Always in search of excellence, Brivia Group is building a 61-storey, upscale residential building that will make it Montreal’s tallest residential tower. Ideally located in the heart of downtown, the historic Phillips Square is the site for this new project, which makes it a real estate event in and of itself. For the occasion, LUXE met with Kheng Ly, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brivia Group.

How is this project unique?

1 Square Phillips will become the tallest residential tower in Montreal at 61 storeys. This tower has an unparalleled central location, right in the heart of downtown, a stone’s throw from the shops on St. Catherine Street, the Quartier des Spectacles, restaurants, museums, festivals and major universities. Those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, while also maintaining the intimacy of a comfortable and cozy home, will certainly be thrilled with this extraordinary building.


Additionally, residents have privileged access to unobstructed city views, the river and Mount Royal. Imagine the view for the summer’s fireworks show! The entire building is equipped with smart technologies. For example, the six touchscreen elevators arrive at their stops in seconds with integrated Destination Dispatch technology. Refrigerated lockers also allow ready-to-eat meals or groceries to be delivered should owners not be home. What’s more is that owners will be notified by text message that their deliveries have arrived. Condominiums are also equipped with state-of-the-art home automation systems.


From a historical standpoint, the location is also steeped in history…

The land where the Square is presently located was bought by Thomas Phillips. His heirs subsequently donated the land to the city on the condition that it be turned into a public space. It is in this Square that fashion came into being in tandem with the fur trade and the birth of the first downtown stores like Morgan’s (today called Hudson’s Bay).

What different types of condominiums are available?

We offer a mix of studios, 1, 2, 3-bedroom condominiums, and from the 54th to the 61st floors, we have 24 penthouses and 3 super-penthouses.


Tell us about the super-penthouses…

Two super-penthouses are on the 60th floor and the third is on the 61st floor. These units are distinguished by their size (starting at 2,988 square feet), but also in their high quality finishings. For example, the hardwood flooring is done in a European-style chevron pattern. The owners can also customize certain elements to their taste. The super-penthouse on the 61st floor also enjoys the luxury of a private elevator. Each of the super-penthouses is a corner unit so they all have exceptional unobstructed views.

“With exceptional architectural innovation, there are 9 corner units on each floor offering spectacular views of the city.”

Kheng Ly, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brivia Group

Describe the common areas…

On the 50th floor, there are 10,000 square feet featuring the Sky Lounge, including a terrace designed by renowned landscape architect Claude Cormier. This allows residents to relax and enjoy the views and sunsets, while also being able to host their own events. There is a games room, reading nooks, and a whiskey bar to round things off.


On the 21st floor, there is another 4,000 square feet of multi-functional space that includes a movie theatre, a co-working space and a lounge. On the 2nd floor, there are 12,000 square feet dedicated to the gym and wellness centre, which also includes a luxurious spa and indoor pool.  There is also a concierge in the lobby and a manned security presence 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


What are some advantages for Montreal to be launching such a project?

With over 1,000 residents, 1 Square Phillips will help revitalize this pocket of the downtown area. It will also help the economy of neighboring businesses by enriching the urban landscape with its beautiful architecture. In collaboration with New York based Hill West Architects—experts in the construction of tall towers, Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux is the architectural firm we selected to lead the project. The combined talent of the two firms will certainly yield incredible results.

The Brivia Group is definitely a leader in luxury real estate. What are some other recent projects?

We are in the process of setting up a rental condominium project in Lebourgneuf, Quebec under the name of LB9. This 12-storey building will be completed in April 2020. Recently, Brivia Group also acquired the Mansfield Athletic Club, a former downtown fitness center. But it is still too early to know what we will do with it. What is certain, is that this project will also help make Montreal even more beautiful!


Delivery of 1 Square Phillips’ first units is scheduled for 2024.


  • 3 phases
  • 498 units
  • Studios, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom condominiums, penthouses and super-penthouses
  • Area: from 372 to 3,357 square feet
  • 10,000 square feet of common space, including an exterior terrace on the 50th floor
  • Secured residence, garage and a private outdoor courtyard designed by Claude Cormier
  • Concierge service and security 24/7

For more information

1 Square Phillips Presentation Centre

539 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal (514) 617-9999





Text: Diane Stehle

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