Avril’s First Urban Concept Will Begin Operations in Humaniti Montreal in June 2021

Montréal, Canada, 2020-12-01 – 

With a great deal of excitement, the Cogir Real Estate and Avril Supermarché Santé teams are today announcing the imminent arrival of the first Avril supermarket in the heart of the city. Not only good news for Humaniti’s tenants but also for the entire downtown core.

Avril’s brand-new urban concept will indeed begin operations next June in Humaniti Montreal, a multipurpose building located in the heart of the Quartier international, where the Quartier des spectacles meet Old Montreal. The merchandise offered in this 7,500 square foot chain store will be similar to that found in other Avril supermarkets, namely a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables, grocery items, food supplements, and cosmetics. It will also feature a food service section and delicious take-out. “For some time, we had been looking for a site in downtown Montreal where we could open an Avril store. Humaniti was a natural choice. This real estate project’s human approach is an ideal match to our philosophy which aims to provide a unique shopping experience that is aligned with the new consumer habits of Quebeckers,” explains Sylvie Senay, Avril’s co-founder, and co-owner.

“We are quite proud to welcome Avril in our building. Like Humaniti, where the rental portion aims to receive the WELL certification, Avril’s merchandise is designed to enhance human well-being,” declares Jean-Marc Bélanger, Vice-President of Operations, Multi-residential division. “Humaniti defines itself as an Advanced Vertical Community in which its occupants live, work and play. We needed to have a grocer on site, but we wanted one which would be consistent with the spirit embodied by the project. Avril certainly meets that standard,” adds Joseph Telio, Vice-President Leasing at Cogir Real Estate’s commercial division.

Humaniti Montreal is a building constructed and managed by Cogir Real Estate. It features 152 condos, 314 apartments, a 193-room hotel, office space, and some commercial space.

About Cogir Real Estate

Cogir Immobilier, a Quebec company founded in 1995, has a team of over 4,000 people who work tirelessly to provide customers with the best possible service. The team oversees the management of over 250 properties in Quebec, Ontario, and the U.S. It administers over 7 million square feet of commercial, industrial, and office real estate property and over 25,000 residential housing units, including a network of over 50 private retirement residences. The company also has extensive experience in the hotel industry.

About Avril

Avril was founded in Granby, in 1995, by co-owners Sylvie Senay and Rolland Tanguay. With its head office in Granby, the company employs nearly1,000 people and owns eight chain stores, an online shop, and a logistic and distribution center in the province of Quebec.

Tina Dostie
Vice President sales, marketing and client service
Cogir Real Estate Development and Construction


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