A cafe owner in the Plateau is complaining about a massive rent increase he's received from the city.
Cafe Cherrier uses city property for its St. Denis Street terrasse.
For decades, it was charged $625.00 dollars but a city bureaucrat spotted the error and re-assessed the rent last year at $5000.00 dollars and this year, the amount with taxes, is closer to $10 000.
The owner tells CTV News the increase is abusive but the borough mayor says he has no right to complain.
"You can compare with other cafes and restaurants. For 20 years, he had it for free so maybe if I was him, I would be a bit more quiet." says Luc Ferrandez.