Here’s what happened since Tuesday evening:
Two children and a man were found dead in a Tétreaultville district home Tuesday night. The bodies were discovered by the children’s mother. Montreal police homicide investigators were canvassing the residents of a quiet, east-end street Wednesday morning in an effort to establish what led to the brutal murder of two young children and the apparent suicide of their killer inside a home just a few doors away. The brutality of their murder was such that the first officers arriving at the home were pulled of the investigation and offered psychological assistance.
Community Groups called on Côte-des-Neiges to build 2,500 social housing units on the former Blue Bonnets racetrack. “As we are facing a housing crisis in Montreal, it is more and more difficult for people to find a home that they can afford,” Priscilla George, a member of the board of Project Genesis, said during the citizens’ question period. “Blue Bonnets could be a solution to these issues,” she added. Under the city’s proposed bylaw aimed at maintaining inclusive neighbourhoods, 20 per cent of the units in the future project would be reserved as social housing (subsidized units for low-income residents). But George argued that given quickly rising rents and a dearth of affordable housing, that share should be increased.
Time Out Market Montréal will open Nov. 14 in the Eaton Centre. The 40,000 square-foot Time Out Market will include 16 restaurant spaces for some of the city’s most acclaimed chefs: among them, Montréal Plaza’s Charles-Antoine Crête and Cheryl Johnson; Toqué!’s Normand Laprise; and Le Club Chasse et Pêche’s Claude Pelletier and Mélanie Blouin. Market CEO Didier Souillat had previously pledged it would be launched before “the first snow falls.” We’ll see about that…