A visit to the Hochelaga refuge

A journalist went incognito to the refuge being offered to residents of the Hochelaga tent city, and describes a night spent there. (He notes that it was not close to full up or he would’ve left his space to someone who needed it.) His description of the impersonal, spartan space, no curtain for privacy, lights out at 9:30 p.m., makes it unsurprising when he concludes that he understands why people would prefer the tents.

Similar feelings were expressed by people interviewed by La Presse.