The overflow homeless shelter that started as a pilot project at Montreal’s former Royal Victoria Hospital last winter will reopen on Dec. 2, the city has confirmed.

The shelter was run by the city’s largest non-profit homeless organizations, and was open for 90 nights starting Jan. 15.

It received nearly 7,000 stays, providing a warm, safe space for people and their pets to spend the night. A shuttle was set up to ensure everybody had a ride to the 80-bed facility, located on the third floor of the 103-year-old greystone Ross Pavilion.