Building Demolition at 11th Avenue and Toronto Street
A commercial building at 1303 11th Avenue will be demolished tomorrow, Friday, July 31 following a structural failure that occurred on July 18 in which the roof collapsed. Nobody was in the building at the time and the house next door was evacuated for safety measures. There were no injuries. The area was immediately secured by Regina Fire & Protective Services and a portion of 11th Avenue was closed down.
An assessment of the building has been conducted and the structure must be demolished to eliminate a public safety hazard.
Demolition is planned to start at 7 a.m. and will be completed in one day, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances. The debris will remain on site throughout the weekend and will mostly fit inside the below-ground basement. The site will be fenced off and monitored over the weekend.
The City is planning a safe removal of the structure starting on Tuesday, August 4. Crews will take the materials to the City’s landfill where they will be safely disposed. The cost will be charged to the owner of the property.
For public safety, residents are asked to avoid the area. 11th Avenue is closed between Toronto and Ottawa Street and the public is asked to choose alternate routes. Traffic restrictions will stay in place until the structure is demolished. It is anticipated that 11th Avenue will re-open end of day Friday.
We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation.