It feels as if a new trend started this month. Former hospitals and hotels are getting sold to make room for either social housing or more condos. First, there was the Montreal Children’s earlier this month, and now two more transactions are happening to continue the fad.
In Montreal: The land surrounding the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, site of Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph, that includes the convent in the corner of du Parc and ave des Pins was finally sold to the City of Montreal for $14.55 Million. And they intend to build social housing. The convent’s remaining nuns, which aren’t that many apparently, will stay as “tenants.”
In Vaudreuil: Rumour has it that Chateau Vaudreuil – you know, the iconic luxury waterfront hotel that’s been open since the late 80’s and owned by the Migliorati family – has been sold. But the sale is not public yet. And the owners don’t want to comment on it; so the sold price is yet to be known, same as the buyer’s identity. Residents are worried about the hotel’s future. Fearing it will become Yet Another Condo Complex.