I went to La Place Commune a few weeks back and got very mixed reaction about its role in the Park Ex community . Many who don’t support it called it a place that modern – day hippies are using to gentrify the neighbourhood , now that prices are skyrocketing in the artsy and somewhat affluent Plateau neighbourhood . I found the place welcoming and perhaps keeping itself back from fully making itself likeable . It focuses on art and communal gardening more than reaching out to the unreachable . They were looking at me strangely when I offered to help canvas . It seems that poverty is not spoken of .
Nevertheless , there is a free Christmas dinner there . Just go to the original link above .