The clean-up work following the fire at the bus terminal in November is expected to be completed in March at City Hall. However, the cleaning work at the Maison de la culture, which includes the Gatien-Lapointe library, and the J.-Antonio-Thompson room will only begin in a few weeks, so that these places will probably not be able to reopen before the summer. or even the end of summer.
The work at the town hall could be carried out urgently since cleaning the ventilation system required shutting down the heating system. However, cleaning inside the J.-Antonio-Thompson room and the Maison de la culture must follow the tendering process and will not begin for a few weeks.
The City intends to begin cleaning operations with the library in order to open it as soon as possible.
During the cleaning operations at the town hall, the mayor’s office, the tax counter and the submission box are relocated to the old train station (1075, rue Champflour).
As the staff on site is reduced due to health measures linked to the pandemic, taxpayers are invited to make the payment of the first installment of municipal taxes scheduled for February 4 by mail, through their financial institution’s website or by telephone payment. Payment at the counter remains a possibility.
Elected officials will sit by videoconference for the municipal council meetings of January 19, February 2 and 16.
Note that the bus terminal will remain unavailable during the work.
While waiting for the possible reopening of the Thompson Hall and the Maison de la culture, Culture Trois-Rivières is considering alternative venues that can present live shows and exhibitions when possible.
The exhibitions presented by Culture Trois-Rivières which were planned at the Raymond-Lasnier Exhibition Center will be postponed to later dates which remain to be confirmed.
Culture Trois-Rivières is currently evaluating the postponements of the various events planned for the J.-Antonio-Thompson room, the Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau room and the Louis-Philippe-Poisson room.
The J.-Antonio-Thompson room ticket service remains accessible by telephone at 819 380-9797. Holders of show tickets are requested to keep them. The team will process all files as soon as possible and each client will be contacted personally.
Several places managed by Culture Trois-Rivières will have an offer to present to the public as soon as a reopening is possible, including the Boréalis museum, the Espace Pauline-Julien and the Cégep de Trois-Rivières Theater, recalls the organization. (MEBA)