The old Royal Victoria Hospital will soon be home to a new emergency shelter to help Montrealers in need during the winter.

Quebec’s regional health authority made the announcement Friday, saying the unit will accommodate up to 80 men and women. It will also a provide space for their pets.

The temporary unit will be open for three months starting Jan. 15, and ending April 15.

“No one is indifferent to this situation, which is just as upsetting as it is worrying,” said Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante in a statement. “It was therefore imperative for us to quickly meet all our partners to find solutions.”