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Maman Dion’s house sold for $2.1 million

The house of Thérèse Tanguay, Céline Dion’s mother, has officially found a buyer for $2.1 million, three years after her death.

According to notarized documents obtained by The newspaperThe transaction was concluded on September 6 in the presence of representatives of the singer and M’s Dion, better known as Maman Dion, in Quebec.

The buyer is a numbered company belonging to François Duplantie, president of Novatek, a real estate developer in Laval. It is this same businessman who, with the financial support of Olymbec, acquired in 2016 the former mansion of the Dion-Angélil couple on the island of Gagnon, in Laval.

Photo taken from Remax website.

Located just opposite, on the south bank of the Mille Îles River, M’s houseme Dion was put up for sale by the singer last April, for the sum of $2,398,000. In the end, the sellers agreed to sell it for $298,000 less, or 12.4% below the asking price.

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The businessman François Duplantie, buyer of the house.

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The businessman François Duplantie, buyer of the house.

Built in 2002, the residence on Avenue Thérèse-Casgrain, in the Sainte-Rose neighborhood of Laval, was occupied by Maman Dion until her death in January 2020. Her husband and Céline’s father, Adhémar Dion, also lived there for a time. , until her death in November 2003.

With a living area of ​​5,000 square feet, this residence has a total of 16 rooms, including three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a workshop, and a sunroom overlooking the river. In addition, the residence has two garages and a fountain that adorns the patio.

Mom Dion's house

Photo taken from ReMax website.

In 2020, Mr. Duplantie surprised by trusting Diary their intention to begin construction of a 700-unit condominium project around Céline Dion’s former mansion on Gagnon Island, as well as on the land of Thérèse Tanguay’s residence. The latter was then scheduled for demolition.

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No demolition is planned

This announcement worries the inhabitants of the area and the regulars of the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles park, who contribute – not far away – to the development of the archipelago’s natural space.

In interview with The newspaper On Monday afternoon, Duplantie assures that the demolition of the residence on Thérèse-Casgrain Street is no longer on the agenda, as is the project to construct condominium towers on Gagnon Island.

“It’s something we try. But there was no social acceptability, she claimed. Given the circumstances, we decided to turn back. The house will not be demolished and the project it had no longer exists. Nothing happens. »

Mom Dion's house

Photo taken from ReMax website.

Verified, the new urban planning code (CDU) of Laval, in force since November 2022, only allows projects “with low impact on the environment.” And where construction is allowed, only single-family homes with a maximum of two floors are planned.

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“The permitted developments and constructions are deliberately restrictive in this area,” the mayor’s office summarized in a written statement to the Diary. Of course, a developer could always request a modification to the existing zoning, but no such request has yet been submitted to the city’s planning department.

In the latest appraisal list, the residence at 3 Thérèse-Casgrain Avenue was assigned a value of $1,684,400. This is an increase of 21.3% compared to its valuation three years ago. A transfer tax of $47,628, payable to the city of Laval, is added to the purchase price of the house for the new owner.

– With contributions from Philippe Langlois and Sylvain Larocque

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