Heritage Montreal sad about Outremont collapse

Heritage Montreal is officially saddened by that collapse of two buildings – or rather, two façades – on Van Horne.

It seems a shame to lose the one on the left with the gables and spandrels and detailing around the balcony and roofline – you can see it here on Streetview – but the other building, if it ever had any charms, lost them long ago.

CBC radio news said at 5:30 that the owner “may not have properly maintained the façades” – you think maybe?

CBC also says the two buildings were among the oldest in Outremont.