A piquerie of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve officially closed

News 30 March, 2018
  • Yves Poirier | VAT New

    Friday, 30 march 2018 17:48

    Friday, 30 march 2018 17:48

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    The infamous piquerie of 3629 rue Sainte-Catherine est, in the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, damaged a few days ago by fire, is officially closed.

    Friday, TVA Nouvelles has found that the building was posted and padlocked.

    Last September, in the midst of a crisis of fentanyl, J. E. had access to the “crackhouse” in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, known for welcome to consumers of crack cocaine and heroin.

    Due to serious safety problems, the district has had no choice but to intervene to force the closure of the rooming house. The tenants, supported by stakeholders social environment, have had a few months to find a new address.

    If we managed to chase the tenants, several of the former occupants loitering yet in the sector; a woman proposed to still his sexual services to motorists Friday.

    On a park bench, two ex-tenants interviewed by TVA Nouvelles, have argued that the closure of the piquerie is not the solution and that we would just move the problem elsewhere. Several citizens of the neighborhood are delighted, however, with the closure of the building.

    The district now wants the building to be renovated to provide rooms at a reasonable price to the future tenants.