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.
Project is complete. Parking area remains hoarded until a decision is made regarding the use of the area.
Demolition of the old YMCA building has been completed.
Hazardous materials abatement has been completed and the deconstruction contract will commence in the near future.