Place Brunswick's days are numbered. The strip mall at the Brunswick-Davignon intersection off Sources will be undergoing demolition at the end of June. The D.D.O plaza is currently home to restaurants La Serenata, Kitchen 73, Caribbean Curry House, formerly Aikawa, and other businesses such as La Diperie, Arthur Murray School of Dance, Accès Électronique, Dépanneur 789, Popstock Liquidation, and Singh Farm Inc.
The plaza will become WestWalk Lifestyle Apartments, a mixed-use development by Devmont. The 3-phase project will include 393 residential apartments across three buildings. Building A will host 12 storeys and 130 units, while the storey count of the other two is unconfirmed but will contain 116 and 147 units, respectively.
Each of the three buildings will have two-storey lobbies, and the ground level of building A will be the site of a 2,200 sq. ft. gym, while the top of the 12th floor will be an outdoor terrace complete with a pool. There will be communal outdoor areas and playgrounds, and the concept surrounds a "walkable" neighborhood. This entails having restaurants and stores close by, and pedestrian-friendly streets. The development will be an eight-minute walk from the future Des Sources REM station.
Last October, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux declared that no referendum would be called, giving the project a go-ahead. According to the City, it would have taken 649 registrants for a referendum; however, only 377 had signed on.
Sam Scalia, Co-Founder and President of developer Devmont, will meet with nearby residents closer to the date of demolition and will provide them with the project's timeline. Those who attended last May's informational seminar will be invited back, though an exact date for that session has yet to be confirmed. He told the West Island News that he hopes to work closely with residents of the area to mitigate any inconveniences caused by the project.
The businesses currently within the Brunswick plaza will, for the most part, be relocating to locations nearby.
By sometime in July, La Serenata will re-open on Saint-Charles, next to the RBC in Place Grilli.
Aikawa Sushi has already moved across the street to Galeries Des Sources, next to Jack Astor's.
Caribbean Curry House will move into the Plaza Shakespeare at the intersection of Saint-Jean and Roger Pilon. La Diperie will also be in the vicinity of the Roger Pilon and Saint-Jean intersection, both moving by the end of the month.
The Arthur Murray School of Dance will be situated at the intersection of Hyman and Des Sources.
Some businesses are still unsure about their next move; Accès Électronique has tentative plans to move into the Galeries des Sources.