Category: Development & Construction

New Condos, Homes, Hotels and Rental construction. The newest montreal developments.

Construction Snooper: ETS Student Housing.

In construction
When we saw the construction from this side of the building, the first thing that came to mind was “Yet another condo project.” But, as it turns out, it will be a new housing for the ETS students, located in the south-east corner of Rue Notre Dame and de la Montagne. According to the sign, it promises to deliver over 450 beds, food court on the first floor, etc. Not bad.

We found out from the workers, the project is expected to be ready by September 2008, although the sign says: Opening Summer 2008. They are only one month behind schedule, wow. Could this be the only project in Montreal that will open on time? We have to see it to believe it. We are keeping our eyes on it.

An interesting thing that will happen is the following: The project across the street

SLEB: The criminal scandal behind the luxury project.


The luxury condo development called Sleb on the corner of St. Laurent and Ontario was originally started by Minco Construction. In 2003 by Luciano Minicucci. Dozens of home buyers invested at the pre-construction level of this project.

The project started in 2003 to be completed in 2005 and that same year Minco Construction sought bankruptcy protection from it’s creditors, since then no work has been completed in Sleb. Last November the superior court withdrew the project from MINCO Corporation to give it to Bartolo Dalle Nogare (9170-6929 Quebec Inc.), the new owner.

Luciano Minicucci was arrested in Italy in mid January 2008, for extortion against the new owner of Sleb.