Raji Abi Rached, who owns the Amir restaurant at the Place Versailles shopping centre, is trying to make the city a more welcoming place, one plate at a time.
Abi Rached bought the franchise five years ago and says he often gives out free meals to homeless people in the area, especially when it gets cold outside.
His restaurant is in the mall across from the Radisson Metro station, where some homeless people hang out.
When they come inside the mall to warm up, Abi Rached is quick to call them over.
“Every time they pass here, we call them; we give them food, or they come, they ask us,” he told CBC. “It doesn’t take much to do what we’re doing. It’s a small gesture that can help a lot. It makes a big difference for other people.”
So while Abi Rached’s staff is used to giving out a meal to someone in need, he decided to try and spread the word online, hoping …