WATCH: Nelson Mandela Pavilion inaugurated in Montreal
MONTREAL — More than 150 people, including borough mayor Russell Copeman, came to inaugurate the Nelson Mandela Pavilion in Côte-des-Neiges Wednesday night.
The Pavilion, located on Victoria Avenue, will offer programs for teens, young families and seniors.
Plans to renovate the park chalet where the Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Centre (CDNBCA) has offered a teen drop-in centre for more than 20 years were initiated by one of its main donors, the city of Montreal, in 2012.
The new pavillion will offer an array of services to the community.
“This a a great stepping stone for us.”
“With the Negro Community Centre being torn down, I think the community has been looking for a place to call their home for their programming and services,” CDNBCA, executive director, Tiffany Callender told Global News.
“This is a demonstration of the city of Montreal’s commitment to working with us, but we are still striving to be independent and own our own buildings in due time.”