The abandoned Hipster hotel
The abandoned Hipster hotel

The abandoned Hipster hotel

The abandoned Hipster hotel

Hipster Capital of Canada

Montréal (Quebec), Canada

Built in 1976, not much remains of this former 148 rooms hotel. In fact, apart from a concrete structure and graffitis, there is only industrial waste. The building has 18 floors and looks like an old white elephant amidst a changing neighborhood.

On the ground floor, an old Bistro sign lying among a small pile of waste is the last remnant of the restaurants “L’Hotel de Chine” and “Bistro La Tour.” Above that, stands ten floors striped back to their bare structure of soulless concrete, stagnant water, and rusty rods.

This building only noteworthy attraction (except for the view from the rooftop) is a concrete pool on the top floor where graffiti artists obviously had a field trip.

However, in January 2015, Sixty Hotels and Point Zero unveiled plans to renovate the building by investing more than thirty millions dollars. The program includes a 24-story boutique hotel, 120 rooms and 70 long-term rental apartments. The grand opening should be in 2016. Also, it has been mentioned that a bar and a rooftop pool should offer to customers an incredible view of Montreal. Hotels Sixty even described downtown Montreal as "Canada's hipster" capital.

Well, far be it from me to deny the potential of this hipster ‘way of life’, but because I didn't found any crane to build the six missing floors or any slightest trace of a breakthrough of this ambitious project, I believe that Montreal’s hipsters still have time to see their beard grow a bit more before the grand opening ...

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