Montrealers can vote on the fate of NDG's abandoned Empress Theatre

Nov 3 2020, 7:09 am

Montrealers will be able to chime in on what to do with the abandoned Empress Theatre in NDG.

The historic Egyptian Revival style theatre on Sherbrooke Street has been unused since it was damaged in a 1992 fire.

The borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce announced on Tuesday the start of public online consultations to determine the future of the deserted landmark.

“The time has finally come to talk about the Empress,” says the Ville de Montreal website. “Share your ideas and comments — even the most unusual ones — and imagine what the space could be like in the future. You can provide your input at any time of day.”

The consultations will run from now until December 10, exclusively online due to the pandemic.

Starting on December 11, Montrealers will be able to vote on the proposals and how to transform the iconic building into a more useful space.

 

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Here’s hoping this year’s consultation takes the timeless building in a different and more realistic approach.

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