Manoire Montefiore, the upscale and beautifully maintained seniors residence located at the corner of Cavendish Boulevard and Mackle Road, will be shutting down. As the city councillor in the district I received the sad news today by phone.
Officials from Réseau Selection, the present-day owners of the facility, made the difficult decision recently. Staff were told today. There will be no imminent changes. In fact they will proceed with the closure over an 18 month period during which time they will work with residents and their families to find new homes. Some will likely relocate to Le Waldorf on Côte Saint-Luc Road, which is also under the Réseau Selection umbrella and run in excellent manner by Michael Goldwax,
There are only 65 units occupied at the Montefiore at this time and the average is 90. This means they are operating at about 50 percent capacity. The building will eventually up for sale. Réseau Selection officials do not expect it to remain as a seniors care facility, but rather revert to a condominium or rental. Someone will truly inherit a gorgeous and sprawling facility.
Manoire Montefiore opened in 1989. I remember attending the groundbreaking. Rick Leckner`s firm was doing the publicity and Rabbi Reuben J. Poupko made a blessing.