Place Bonaventure closes its exhibition hall

Place Bonaventure has shut down its exhibition hall for good. In operation for 57 years, the space has hosted a lot of trade shows over the years, and notably the Salon du livre and the Salon des métiers d’art held before Christmas.

I still hold out hope I’ll see that thing torn down. I don’t mind brutalism in itself, but Place Bonaventure was designed to turn its back on the street in a way that has damaged that part of town for decades.