SAQ wants to create gym, rock-climbing wall for its head office employees

Officials at the SAQ are looking to build a new gym, complete with rock climbing wall, for its employees at its Tellier St. headquarters in east-end Montreal.

The liquor board has issued a call for tenders for the 3000 square-foot facility, and according to the Journal de Montréal, half of the facility would be taken up with an area for free weights, bikes, treadmills and elliptical machines. The rest would include space for yoga and cardio classes, as well as a 10-foot high rock climbing wall.

A spokesperson for the SAQ tells the Journal the new gym would benefit both employees and the company as a whole.

The 1,500 workers at the Tellier St. building would have free access to the gym — a work perk that workers at no other provincial agency — not Hydro-Quebec, not Loto-Quebec — have access to.

There's no hint as to how much the new gym will cost.