Borough council members approved an extension for fulfilling the conditions in the deed of gift between of City of Montreal and Cinema NDG, concerning the Empress Theatre building at 5560 Sherbrooke St. West.
The deadline for the completion of the financial arrangements contained in the agreement was postponed until Sept. 30.
The services analyzed different ways of transferring the property to the group and concluded that the deed of gift would be the most appropriate way to help Cinema NDG secure financing for the cultural and community project.
This option also presents advantages for both the group and the City, according to council documents.
The Cinema NDG group was not available for comment at the borough council meeting.