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Campeau's Strathmore Towers

Campeau's Strathmore Towers

When: The condo corporations were registered in 1976.
Where: 1285 Cahill Drive (Tower A) and 3360 Southgate Road (Tower B).
What I Know: Both towers are 21 stories tall and connected by a parking structure. Each building has an outdoor pool and landscaped grounds. Garden townhouses were built on the Southgate Road side of the complex in a layout that differs from the site plan below. The site plan also notes that there was a proposed tower site on the south side of Cahill Drive, where garden townhomes were built instead.
As was common with Brutalist-style concrete towers at the time, the top floors appear to fan out due to the addition of larger balconies. The side walls of the buildings are windowless, with the stairwell bumping out on one side and bathrooms for the G and H plans on the other, creating vertical bands.
As is also common of condominium apartments from the time, the units are generous in size. Each unit has an in-suite storage space, something…
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Campeau's The Denbury

Campeau's The Denbury

When: The condo was registered in 1973.
Where: 2951 Riverside Drive.  
What I Know:The building has 177 units and is 12 stories tall. All of the units are generous in size and have a similar layout with an L-shaped living and dining room with the kitchen located in the inside corner. The 2 and 3 bedroom plan shave the exact same layout and size of living, dining and kitchen. 
The bedrooms are located to one side of the living space in modules of one, two and three rooms. The three bedroom unit has a 2-piece ensuite bath, an arrangement common with condominium layouts at the time. 
Also common for the time is the shared laundry, and in this building each floor has its own laundry room. Each unit has an in-suite storage room as well.













Campeau in Chatelaine Village - Orleans

Campeau in Chatelaine Village - Orleans

When: The price sheets I have are dated 1978 for the first group and 1980 for the second. 
Where: Chatelaine Village is located west of Tenth Line, north of the 174. A few builders built in the area - the early phases of the Campeau homes are on Eldeberry Terrace, Laverock Bay, Nightingale Street, parts of Lawnsberry Drive, Gadwell Court and parts of Kingfisher Crescent. Campeau also built the garden homes around Teal Crescent, but unfortunately, I do not have the floor plans for those houses.  
What I Know:The earlier phases (the plans directly below) have historic French-inspired architecture. These are some of Campeau's most historically-inspired houses, as well as a few that were built in Rolling Meadows in Barrhaven. Over the years, Campeau designs took elements from historic architecture, but often with a modern take, whereas these designs lean more toward traditional. The later designs, further below, have a suburban-modern take on tradi…