Plateau businesses resist homeless center move to Parc Ave.

The Open Door center for homeless people is moving, but businesses in the Plateau, where it's moving to, aren't exactly rolling out the welcome mat. 

A developer has bought the church where the Open Door's been located for 30 years.

Plateau merchants spoke up at a borough council meeting this week saying the center will attract more homeless people to the area and hurt business.

David Champman, who's been looking for a new place, told CTV it's been a challenge. 

"The notion of not in my backyard is, unfortunately, is something I'm very familiar with 'cause it's been my experience of the last year and a half  as Ive asked building owner after building owner", said Chapman.

The Open Door is moving to Notre Dame de la Salette church on Parc Avenue.