On January 9, 2001, GWL Realty Advisors Inc. acquired the Aon Building, an office building at 1801 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, for a purchase price of $41,200,000. The purchaser was 3630013 Canada Inc., a corporation owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, and the vendor was Gestions DWS-Hines Limited. The Aon Building forms part of a complex that includes the Montreal Eaton Centre. The principal tenant of the building is Aon Canada Inc.
Lawyers for the purchaser were Robert Carswell and Stephen Lloyd of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP and the vendor was represented by Josée Gravel of Stikeman Elliott.