Empire Hotel Reduced to Rubble

Empire Hotet
Empire Hotel comes down

THUNDER BAY – The Empire Hotel on Simpson Street has been reduced to a pile of rubble. The demolition started on Saturday morning, and continued through the day. Part of the old hotel collapsed on Thursday. The City of Thunder Bay declared that the situation required emergency action in order to protect the public.

Empire Hotel
Empire Hotel coming down

Earlier the City of Thunder Bay moved to declare the hotel a public safety hazard. The owner of the hotel is an Ottawa based company. They have reportedly left the city with no choice but to knock down the hotel.

Empire Hotel Coming Down

Empire Hotel
Dust from the demolition of the Empire Hotel is kept down by a hose being sprayed
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