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March 02, 2023

GATINEAU, Thursday, March 2, 2023 - In the presence of several political figures and media representatives, Brigil officially inaugurated Le Columbia. The brand new 20-storey community, located at 388 St. Joseph Boulevard in the Hull sector, offers 235 rental units in a lively building that combines the past, present and future.  


Residents of Le Columbia will enjoy the hotel lifestyle at home with its all-inclusive formula and 9,000 square feet of common space including a top floor urban chalet with magnificent views of the city, a complete fitness center, a social lounge and two outdoor terraces.


Located in the heart of the cultural and economic sector of Hull, Le Columbia benefits from a strategic urban environment that is incomparable in the region. In the heart of a "15-minute neighbourhood", residents are only a few steps away from all the local services and a solid network of structural transportation.


Le Columbia is located within minutes of Ottawa, close to bicycle paths and within walking distance of many services such as the Galeries de Hull shopping mall, pharmacies, the Hull hospital less than a kilometer away, grocery stores, several restaurants, the Gatineau Park and the Lac-Leamy casino.


With Le Columbia, Brigil illustrates one of its key principles, which is to protect and enhance the architectural heritage. In preserving this local heritage gem, Brigil pays tribute to the family of Philemon Wright, founder of our city and builder of this impressive stone house in 1837.



I was 14 years old when I fell in love with this historic Georgian style house, which was a restaurant at the time. In the early 2000's when the property was put up for sale, I had a vision to not only preserve the farmhouse but also to integrate the historic building into the project. In any large project, developers usually put a piece of art at the entrance. In the case of Le Columbia, the Farmhouse plays this role to perfection, says Gilles Desjardins, Brigil's founding president.


Le Columbia is a perfect opportunity to recognize visionaries like Philemon Wright and Gilles Desjardins, says Jessy Desjardins, Brigil's Vice President of Development and Design. They both believed in the enormous potential of our region and took concrete action to demonstrate that Gatineau is a great place to live.


Le Columbia is an important addition to the neighbourhood,says Marc Bureau, city councillor for the Parc-de-la-Montagne-Saint-Raymond district. The many residents who will choose this complete living environment will help to revitalize the Saint-Joseph commercial artery, encourage local businesses and, as a result, decrease their dependence on the automobile.



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About Brigil

Brigil is a leading real estate company in Canada's National Capital Region. Since 1985, it has built more than 14,000 housing units and owns nearly 4,000 rental units, plus 2,000 which are currently under construction. With an impressive collection of landholdings, Brigil intends to build more than 44,000 housing units within the next 20 years, strategically located in forty communities on both sides of the Ottawa River. Brigil is helping to alleviate the housing crisis while creating vibrant, sustainable and inclusive communities. Its founding president, Gilles Desjardins, is at the head of the family business, accompanied by his two sons, Jessy and Kevin. They are supported by a solid team of 300 professionals. Gilles Desjardins was awarded the Grand Bâtisseur (Great Builder) Award by the APCHQ Outaouais for his lifetime achievements. Committed to his community, he is recognized as one of Quebec's greatest patrons and received the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada from the Governor General in 2018. This is why the company’s mission goes beyond that of the builder. Brigil builds with purpose. 

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