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Old YMCA Hazardous Materials Abatement & Deconstruction

Project Status Completed
Project Type Facility
Timeline Fall/Winter 2019 - project start - hazardous materials abatement
Spring 2020 - deconstruction
June 30, 2020 - project completion (additional minor fencing work being performed)
Budget (sources) $1,165,000.00
Expenditures to Date $770,565.00
Budget Status Under Budget

About the Project

The decision to remove the old YMCA building was made last spring when the new Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre opened and the building was left vacant. City Council voted in favor of demolition after building inspection reports showed the facility to be in poor condition. The removal of the YMCA building was deemed to be the most economical option which aligns with the direction of the Civic Commons Master Plan - the planning document which covers the area the building is located on. 

The project will be carried out in two phases.

Phase 1 - Hazardous Materials Abatement

The complete abatement of all hazardous materials rendering an environmentally clean and safe site ready for deconstruction and waste streaming activities.

Phase 2 - Deconstruction

Building deconstruction and waste diversion of reusable building elements followed by site remediation to maintain the existing parking area and create green space.


September 2020

Project is complete.  Parking area remains hoarded until a decision is made regarding the use of the area.

June 2020

Demolition of the old YMCA building has been completed. 

February 2020

Hazardous materials abatement has been completed and the deconstruction contract will commence in the near future.


​Lifecycle$136,399.23Hazardous Materials Abatement


Contact Information

Dean Romeril, Facility Services
Project Manager