Montreal (Quebec), January 26, 2016 – Communauto, first car-sharing company in Canada, and First Capital Realty Inc. (FCR), Canada’s leading owner, developer and manager of grocery-anchored urban properties, are proud to announce their partnership to facilitate sustainable mobility to customers.
The agreement between the two companies allows parking spaces for car-sharing leader Communauto in four First Capital shopping centres located in Quebec. This partnership between a provider of car sharing services and a shopping centre owner, developer and operator is a first of this kind in Canada.
Car sharing users will be able to find the following new First Capital locations labeled with the Communauto logo:
- Centre Domaine : 3235, avenue de Granby, Montréal, QC H1N 2Z7
- Galeries Normandie : 2620 rue de Salaberry, Montréal, QC H3M 1L3
- Place Fleury : 1745 rue Fleury Est, Montréal, QC (3 vehicles)
- Galeries Charlesbourg : 4250-4350 1ère Avenue, Québec, QC G1H 2S5
“Properties owned by First Capital Realty are ideal locations for us to offer our roundtrip car sharing services. We value partnership with organizations like First Capital Realty. These shopping centres are located in the core of communities and promoting a dynamic and urban environment at a human scale”, says Mr. Marco Viviani, Communauto Director of Development and Public Affairs.
“First Capital’s vision is to be renowned for creating sustainable shopping environments that become the heart of our communities,” says Maryanne McDougald, Senior Vice President, Operations of First Capital Realty. “We are delighted to be part of the Communauto car sharing network, which provides a convenient, affordable and environmentally-responsible car-sharing service to our customers. In fact, we are looking to expand this partnership in the coming months.”
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About First Capital Realty
First Capital Realty (TSX:FCR) is Canada’s leading owner, developer and manager of grocery anchored urban properties where people live and shop for everyday life. As at September 30, 2015, the Company owned interests in 158 properties, totalling approximately 24.3 million square feet of gross leasable area (“GLA”).
Founded in 1994, Communauto is the oldest car sharing company in North America. Today, it owns 1,800 vehicles worldwide shared between 40 000 subscribers. The network extends from Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Halifax (Nova Scotia) to Paris (France). Communauto operates free floating and roundtrip car sharing systems and the largest electric fleet in Canada. Roundtrip vehicles can be taken in one of the nine hundred stations of its network. The company is environmental and urban-oriented.
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