Empire Hotel Coming Down

Empire Hotel demolition
Crane is on the scene at the old Empire Hotel this morning.

Empire Hotel
Simpson Street is closed off. The Empire Hotel is coming down 

THUNDER BAY – The Empire Hotel is coming down. Today Simpson Street is closed off to allow demolition crews to bring down the hotel. 

Traffic is being diverted off Simpson Street. The equipment is on site now to knock down the building. 

Empire Hotel demolition
Crane is on the scene at the old Empire Hotel this morning.

The property is owned by an out-of-town company. The company has not responded to requests for information, from NNL City officials have confirmed that the costs of the demolition will be passed on to the company based out of Ottawa.

The Empire Hotel
The towel still hanging in the bathroom as the old hotel continues to fail and fall

The hotel had a section collapse on Thursday. The City of Thunder Bay moved quickly to act and protect public safety.

Empire Hotel Emergency Order
Emergency Order

 

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