By Terry Vanderheyden

TORONTO, January 26, 2006 ( – A Toronto builder has announced the construction of the first condominium complex in Canada to be marketed exclusively to homosexuals.

The new project by the The Vivat Group, appropriately named “The Bohemian,” is to be built at 288 King Street East.

“Based on the enthusiastic response we received today, we expect The Bohemian’s residences to go quickly,” said The Vivat Group President Gordon Davies at a press conference Wednesday. “King East is an extremely hot area and there has been a lot of demand for the other developments in this neighbourhood.”

The Bank of Montreal is financing The Vivat Group to make the project a reality. “BMO Financial Group is committed to supporting the communities where we do business,” said BMO Toronto Centre District Senior Vice-President Bob Bissett. “By working with the Vivat Group and offering financial services to its members, we believe we are supporting the diversity of the marketplace which will in turn help make our communities healthier and happier. We have been working with Vivat and its members from the beginning, helping Vivat make its vision of community living for its members come to life,” Bissett added. “The Bohemian is an exciting project and BMO is thrilled to be involved with it.”

BMO Financial Group was the Vivat Group’s first corporate sponsor in March 2004. The Vivat Group’s mandate is to build residences for homosexuals. The group said it intends to build residences for its homosexual members in major cities across Canada.

Contact Gordon Davies
  The Vivat Group
  (416) 465-9317
[email protected]

Contact JoAnne Hayes
  BMO Financial Group
  (416) 867-3996
[email protected]
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