Montrealer with MS told wheelchair lift would betray area's 'architectural qualities'

"Where are the city’s priorities?” asked 63-year-old Claude Varin’s longtime partner. “Is it protecting its heritage or protecting people?"

8 comments

Best
deborah Hemens
deborah Hemens
13 · 10 days ago · Twitter

In her ruling, Lewis described its decision as “deplorable” it contrary to is international commitments to people living with disabilities., based on photos no architectural features on Varin’s building or any in the surrounding area that merit protection🤬

Bongo
Bongo
13 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Honestly the priorities of some people….I love this city and its beautiful old buildings but seriously, screw architecture! This poor man is going through enough already he shouldn’t have to move if there is an alternative solution just because he is ill.

Adam
Adam
8 · 10 days ago · Twitter

This is despicable. @Val_Plante shame on the city for inflicting this on him!

Marid78
Marid78
9 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Enough is enough Montreal is adding insult to injury. This mans freedom to be able to leave his apartment should override any heritage zoning. Seriously this is a no brainer, it’s been seven years do the right thing!

Matt Hausmann
Matt Hausmann
8 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Surely there is an architect and engineer who can devise an acceptable solution. @mcgillu @Concordia - any Profs or students able to help?

MA1946
MA1946
7 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Every time an old building is destroyed,modified,I’m very upset about destroying Montréal’s heritage. I’m sure a lift could be installed without defacing the building,to be removed at a later date! Who took the decision must be in the same gang who removes the VignettesHandicapé!

Riley John
Riley John
7 · 10 days ago · Twitter

we destroy historical buildings in montreal without a second thought and this we dont want to destroy the look - man are we dumb in this city and province

Cathryn26
Cathryn26
5 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Wow.. Guess this borough does not like to see handicapped people. Seriously..architectural design is all about " looks" Unbelievable. Someone tell them this is 2021 Not 1950!