Tram: traders under the shock hope they will be compensated

Tramway: des commerçants sous le choc espèrent qu’ils seront indemnisés

Several retailers, tenants of a building along the route of the tram, learned Thursday as the world that they were going to have to move and are asking the City of Quebec to compensate.

The mayor said he was notified Thursday, all of the owners affected by the map of expropriations to come. However, several traders who rent a room in Limoilou have been left behind and had never heard of before unveiled the map of the expropriations on the website of the BAPE.

“It écœure “

The denturist Daniel Hebert, who operates a clinic in a room at the rear of the Subway restaurant at the corner of 1st Avenue and 18th Street, was knocked down to learn that his building appeared on the famous map in the category of ” total acquisitions “.

“No one is aware of nothing, but it is on the map. It écœure, excuse the expression, but I have rebuilt everything from A to Z here. The leasehold improvements, this is not the owner who pays for it, it is us. What are we going to do with it ? Sure it worries me. Me, I am in transition to retirement, but it is for my daughter, who took over, so she also, she remained a beast “, he responded.

The owner of the building, Réjean Grondin, was still trying on Thursday to understand the situation. He said that he had received a letter the day before, informing him of a ” partial acquisition “, but had not yet joined the City to see what it returns.

A card that is not up to date

The director general of the Centre for suicide prevention, Lynda Poirier, has experienced the same situation.

Even if its building, near the hospital of Saint Francis of Assisi, is referred to on the map by an expropriation is ” total “, she is said to have been reassured by the authorities who confirmed that this was no longer the case.

“From what I understand, it is that the map is scalable and we wouldn’t be affected. I can sleep on my two ears. “

The Journal has also learned the new expropriation to come to employees of the Brûlerie Limoilou and trade The Attic at Charlesbourg, on the boulevard Henri-Bourassa. The owner of a grocery store african, who did not want to be named on 1st Avenue, lamented also of the situation.

“It’s been 15 years that I am here. There are many immigrants who come with the mouth-to-ear. My clientele is established and I have a good turnover “, she responded, devastated.

Others, such as the shoemaker Guy Dupont, have already resigned themselves to close up shop. “I am 71 years old. I was waiting for a sign from heaven to take my retirement. There, it is not evil in the end. “

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