NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — The Loretto Academy in Niagara Falls, Ont. will be transformed into a luxury hotel and limited-edition residences.
The heart of the complex — Great Falls, developed by 3Bridges Properties — will incorporate the existing Loretto Academy building with its mansard roof and cupola. These architectural elements will be retained, conserved and restored into its river-facing façade.
The 32-storey south tower, 57-storey central tower and 42-storey north tower will include a luxury hotel with world-class amenities and condominium residences above.
3Bridges plans to retain an architect with global experience and a Canadian contractor. A construction start-date has not been announced.
This development is Vancouver-based 3Bridges Properties’ first venture outside British Columbia. “We’re delighted to be able to introduce what will be three distinctive buildings into the Niagara Falls skyline,” says CEO Dan Zhang. “Our corporate vision is building three bridges — of diversified cultures in this multicultural city, of economic development in the area and of friendship and understanding between Asia and North America. By honouring Loretto Academy’s past, we pave the way for a bright future for this landmark address.”