Hôtel-Dieu to the people!

 

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Credit: Michel Carra

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On Thursday May 19th, the Public Assembly on the Future of Hôtel-Dieu will bring together hundreds of Montrealers with a vision for the future of the site. The Hôtel-Dieu is a historic building located at the intersection of rue Pins and Saint Urbain in the Plateau (check out the facebook page of this event).

Since 2013, community organizations such as Centre des Femmes de Montréal, Coalition Communautaire Milton Parc, the Old Brewery Mission and many more have been working together to prevent the privatization of the Hôtel-Dieu and urge authorities to use the building for social and community purposes.

As one of the main organizers of the Assembly, Dimitri Roussopoulos, explain in this episode the primary goals of the Hôtel-Dieu Community Project are to provide housing for people at risk such as families with children, itinerants and create community spaces, artists studios as well as shared green spaces and community gardens (check out the full plan here).

One of the volunteers of the Coalition Communautaire Milton Parc, Théo Rouhette, points out that while there is a lot of support for the project coming from the city of Montreal and other levels of government, people from the community should continue to show their support and mobilize to ensure the implementation of this project.

Join the Assembly on Thusrday May 19th at l’Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette 3535, Avenue du Parc from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM!  

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