Burned building had no Airbnb permit

The Old Montreal building that burned this week had 15 apartments rented out on Airbnb in a section of Ville-Marie that does not allow short‑term rentals, although another anecdote in this piece suggests that there may have been longer‑term tenants as well.

No alarm is said to have gone off inside the building when fire broke out, either.

Update: Workers will start taking the façade down on Sunday.