Living in a safe, healthy environment

The building

The Booth Centre houses autonomous men wishing to return to a life of dignity, re-establish social ties and obtain a fulfilling job.

The 50-year-old, 3-storey building has 2 elevators. Although it has been completely renovated, much effort goes into upgrading it continually.

Regular inspections help us quickly detect problems which are then addressed by our regular maintenance program. These preventive inspections mean that we avoid costly repair work which would interfere with the daily life of the Centre’s residents.

The technical services team provide technical support to the Centre, making sure the various components (heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning, electricity, plumbing and structure) receive needed service and repairs. They also keep the building clean. The team is made up of a property manager, a caretaker, a maintenance worker and two housekeepers.

Security at the Booth Center
The security of our residents and employees is a priority.

  • Access to the Centre is controlled by the reception desk.
  • Employees are on hand 24 hours a day year round.
  • Surveillance cameras operate 24 hours a day inside and outside the building.
  • As a measure of prevention, access to the Centre is barred between midnight and 5 a.m., except for residents with a night pass.
  • Four rounds are made between midnight and 5 a.m.
  • All resident rooms are equipped with their own individualized lock.
  • The Booth Centre is located near a neighbourhood police station (300 metres away).
  • Fire prevention measures include a reliable fire alarm system which is inspected annually. An automatic sprinkler system has also been installed throughout the building. As well, an emergency operations team, composed of employees and residents, is ready at all times to evacuate the occupants of the building safely when the fire alarm rings.

Cleanliness and hygiene
The premises and the surroundings of the building are maintained daily by a team of volunteer residents and employees. They frequently receive training on various issues related to the cleanliness and hygiene of the building (e.g. WHMIS). High standards for personal hygiene and cleanliness of the rooms are held for the well-being of our residents. Frequent, consistent inspections and interventions are carried out. The Booth Centre is spotless and the goal is to keep it that way.

The Salvation Army’s Booth Center
880 Guy St., Montreal (Quebec) H3J 1T4

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Update : August, 2015