Mayor Jean Lamarche authorized the award of a $ 2.25 million contract to carry out urgent work in the underground parking lot of the town hall, following the fire which broke out there three weeks.
The $ 2.25 million contract provides for the restoration of the bus terminal and the cleaning of the town hall and adjoining premises, including ventilation.
The smoke that has infiltrated the ventilation systems has caused significant damage that must be corrected before the cold winter. The City must carry out the clean-up work as soon as possible and thus avoid the risk of damaging its infrastructure due to frost.
At the same time, work considered non-urgent will be carried out to clean the library as well as the J.-A.-Thompson room. The completion times for the work will be confirmed within two to three weeks.
The terminal and adjacent buildings remain closed until further notice.
Following their investigation, the Trois-Rivières police confirmed that the fire of November 17 was a criminal act. However, there are no charges to date.
The total damage is now estimated at $ 5 million.
Repair and overhaul costs are covered by the City’s insurance policy.
Culture Trois-Rivières is adjusting
Due to this uncertainty and to ensure an offer of shows to its customers when the COVID-19 situation in the region permits, Culture Trois-Rivières will move shows planned to the J.-Antonio-Thompson hall after the holiday season. at the Théâtre du Cégep de Trois-Rivières. All customers who have tickets for a show that will be moved due to this closure will be contacted individually. Culture Trois-Rivières therefore asks these customers to keep their tickets.
The ticket office in the J.-Antonio-Thompson room has been moved temporarily to the Christmas shop at the Boréalis museum, which is open from Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 20. This service is also offered by phone at 819 380-9797.