Winter Street prison project “finally” moving ahead

By Gordon Lambie


Following the announcement earlier this week that the City of Sherbrooke intends to commit $600,000 to a project to partially re-open the old prison on Winter Street, David Lacoste, Executive Director of the Musée d’Histoire de Sherbrooke said that the group behind the project is heaving a sigh of relief.
“We are happy that the city is finally on board,” he said, explaining that the solid and reliable funding commitment can now serve as insurance for funding from other levels of government as well as private investors. Lacoste pointed out that a group from the local history museum has been at work trying to put forward a project to reopen the run-down but historically significant building as a tourist attraction for roughly ten years, but this is the first time that the city has agreed to help fund the increasingly expensive project.


See full story in December 6, 2019 edition of The Record


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