New Residential Building to Tower over Downtown Cornwall

October 7, 2013
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – JC Godard is a busy man. He is putting the finishing touches on one development and at the same time already planning the construction schedule for his next project:  Knox City Centre.

Knox City Centre is a mixed use multi-storey building that will feature 36 executive apartments with commercial office space on the ground floor.  The building will offer tenants amazing views of the Downtown with the nearby St. Lawrence River being visible from the top floors.

The new building is located at corner of Second and Sydney Streets. Although similar in design to the King’s Landing project, Knox City Centre will have a number of unique features, including a colour scheme that will be complementary to nearby buildings such as the Cornwall Public Library.

“This is a project that gives people a chance to reconnect with one of the most exciting areas of Cornwall,” says JC Godard, owner of Tri-Star Living. “The building will offer luxury type amenities while at the same time taking advantage of the very best in energy-efficient construction.”

Knox City Centre complex will be 7 stories tall, creating an instant landmark in the downtown core. The building design incorporates attractive architectural features that include a stone/stucco exterior and large panoramic windows and expansive balconies.

“We expect interest in these apartments to be as strong as King’s Landing – which leased out in just 3 months,” added Mr. Godard. “We offer a selection ranging from two-bedroom suites at 1650 sq.ft. to one-bedroom apartments at 1,000 sq.ft..”

“This is yet another quality residential project by Mr. Godard, who should be commended for his vision,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “New housing choices will help meet demand as we attract new residents to Cornwall.”

“Downtown Cornwall continues to see investment and the revitalization of key properties,” said Ken Bedford, Supervisor of Planning for the City. “The site was already serviced and zoned appropriately and therefore could be considered a turn-key development site.”

The construction of Knox City Centre is the third major development project by Mr. Godard in Cornwall in the past 3 years. In addition to the nearly completed King’s Landing in the east end, the Riverdale Terrace retirement residence in the west end continues to turn heads.

Knox City Centre is scheduled for occupancy in the spring of 2015.

You can learn more about Knox City Centre by visiting the presentation centre at 1146 Montreal Road from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, or online at

About JC Godard

With more than 38 years of design, development and construction experience, Jean-Claude (JC) Godard is a self-motivated leader who has seen success as a result of hard work, detailed planning, and determination. Born and raised in Cornwall, Mr. Godard incorporated Tri-Star Living Inc. in 1986. Over the past 25 years, Tri-Star has achieved excellence and expertise in custom-home building, commercial development and retirement home facilities throughout Eastern Ontario.

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