Montreal Bobover Kehillah Faces Legal Battle Over Shul


montrealA Montreal Bobover community will have to jump through more hoops before getting the go-ahead to expand its shul on Hutchinson St. between Fairmount and St. Viateur Aves.

On Tuesday, 199 local residents signed a register – 41 more signatures than required – requesting that Plateau Mont Royal hold a referendum on Congregation Gate David’s plan to expand its 50-year-old shul. The register will be deposited at the next borough council meeting, May 3.

At that point, the borough council has to decide whether to hold a municipal referendum or to cancel the project.

The community has reworked its expansion plans several times over the past five years in order to win community support. The shul is at 5363 Hutchinson St.

{Montreal Gazette/ Newscenter}