It what has seemed like an exceptionally long process, the demolition of the old St. Catharines General Hospital has been moving forward on Queenston Street.
The hospital, which was opened in 1870 and closed in 2013 (when the new hospital on Fourth Avenue opened its doors), is being torn down by Starnino Environmental.
Over the last three weeks I have been passing by the site and have taken these pictures that document the demise of this once vibrant location.
Today until 2 pm, if you are interested in keeping a memory for yourself, at Westview Christian Fellowship Church, bricks from the remains will be available for a donation. Half of the donated money will go to Westview Centre for Women at the church, and the other half is going to the Out of the Cold program at Westminster United Church. These are the two churches right beside the property.
Demolition has been reportedly slowed by the need to allow dust from the work to settle before continuing. Date of completion is not confirmed. Apartment buildings are anticipated to be built on the land once demolition and cleanup is completed.
Bricks from the hospital can be purchased from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Westview church on Oakdale Avenue.
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