With the summer in full swing, everyone’s minds have wandered to their upcoming vacations. There are lots of reasons that you might not be able to get away this summer; because of time conflicts, the whole family not being off at the same time, and a ton more. However, a Staycation is something to be celebrated! It’s a chance to enjoy our beautiful city and a chance to enjoy what’s literally in your own backyard.

With resort-style pools right at home, a summer vacation seems far less necessary. Every evening after work, you can enjoy a dip in the pool with the kids, a refreshing break from the heat. On weekends, a chance to invite your friends over for a pool party and nice summer BBQ. Groupe Paramount’s team can design the right pool for your backyard. It will feel like your vacation lasts all summer, you can come home every night to enjoy a little piece of paradise.
Now, for more staycation plans. Montreal is home to some of the greatest summer festivals. Coming up is the Just for Laughs Festival, with tons of shows to suit everyone. Go to for information and to buy tickets. We can’t possibly talk about activities in Montreal without talking about our thriving restaurant scene. Alan Richman from Town & Country wrote an amazing article proclaiming that ”Montreal is the New Food Capital of North America”, it is a great read and will inspire many meal ideas!
Here is our list of favourite Montreal restaurants to enjoy during your 2016 Staycation:
1) Satay Bros (our absolute favourite)
2) Gema
3) La Capitale Tacos
4) La Récolte (the best brunch in town)
5) Lucille’s Tapas at the Atwater Market
6) Le Cartet
7) Vin Papillon
8) Tuck Shop
9) Provisions 1268
10) Arthur’s Nosh Bar
Whether you are going away or staying at home, enjoy your rest!

First Impressions

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First impressions are important, and as far as your house goes, your driveway and the entrance to your house are the first things your guests see upon arrival. A beautiful, modern and well-crafted driveway not only raises the exterior look of your house, but it creates the warmest welcome. When selling a house, the value you can get greatly relies on curb appeal. Everything from the curb to the front door is of utmost importance in setting the tone of what is inside.

Whether it be to feel at peace every time you drive home, to impress your guests, or to raise the value of your property, your driveway and walkway are the first things you see. Your neighbours will thank you; as increasing the exterior beauty of your house raises the value of the entire street and neighbourhood. There are tons of options to choose from: a trim made of pavers, a fresh asphalt driveway, a paver clad driveway, a stone walkway…. And so much more. Make a good impression!

Groupe Paramount will help you update your driveway and walkway to fit your needs and budget.

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Backyard- Before

Spring is a time of transformations, and at Groupe Paramount, we want to make all of your backyard dreams come true. Whether you have just bought a new house, or want to take your current outdoor areas to the next level of design, let us help youTRANSFORM your home to be the home of your dreams. The right landscaping can totally change the look and feel of your home. It not only adds an amazing amount of curb appeal, but it can turn your backyard into your very own oasis.

These before and after pictures of a backyard transformation demonstrate what a life changing difference our experienced designers and skilled workmanship can have on your most prized possession: your house.

Backyard – After

Our project managers will work with you to find out what your needs are and will work within your budget to get you the backyard you want. Our designers are experts in their field, and will provide you with detailed plans and 3D designs, so that you will see exactly what your space will look like before the work even starts. Then our unparalleled staff will turn your plans into reality. Before you know it, you will be living in your very own new paradise. Call Groupe Paramount today, and let the spring transformation begin!

Summer is almost here!


April weather can be fickle in Montreal but as summer approaches, one thing is for sure, Montrealers can’t wait to start eating outdoors again. Year after year, as soon as the weather gets nice, Montrealers flock to outdoor terraces to enjoy drinks, lunches and dinner.  There is nothing better than eating outside after a long winter of being indoors. But you don’t have to travel far to get to these outdoor escapes, you can create your very own beautiful outdoor dining area right at home. This beautiful low maintenance backyard dining area was designed by one of our landscape architects and masterfully executed by one of our project managers. Artificial grass was used to inlay the Techo Bloc paver stones, adding a beautiful contrast of soft and hard materials. The highly stylized and geometric design will not only give your guests an unbelievable backdrop to their time outside, but will become the centerpiece to your very own outdoor retreat.