Taking the rentable housing approach to public heritage buildings is the non-profit organization called Entremise located in Montreal, Quebec. The service allows patrons to rent historic sites rather than apartments or homes to be used for short-term needs such as filming, recreational activities and office space. The idea provides an affordable option to consumers seeking spaces to realize their projects, but without the funds to pay for more traditional rentals. The service simultaneously offers a way for civilians to utilize historic spaces and keep them in use with modern demographics.
Entremise locates heritage sites that are often rendered unused and empty such as political buildings, hospitals, museums, galleries and churches. These facilities can be expensive for the government to maintain and Entremise offers a way the space can be used and generate income. Consumers can set up temporary projects such as retail pop-ups and more in the historic venues.
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