Families living in a building in Griffintown watched in shock this weekend as a sinkhole made such quick work of their homes, they had to be demolished.
Now they’re concerned about the future.
Firefighters began the demolition of the Ste. Anne Coop at 181 – 191 Mountain St., between Wellington and Ottawa Sts. at 10 p.m. Sunday. It was over within two hours: Five of the nine units were destroyed.
Co-op members are now being told the city holds them responsible and the co-op’s insurance won’t cover them for the sinkhole.
“It’s like we’re being blamed for everything and we didn’t do anything, so it’s – I’m in shock. I’m shocked,” said co-op president Guylaine Mayer.
Residents had to evacuate the premises on Saturday and weren’t allowed back in to the building even for a moment.
Everything they owned was left behind.
Jocelyn Marcotte and her sisters have called the building home for 40 years – until they were forced out Saturday.