THUNDER BAY – The Centennial Conservatory is closed. Late Frida afternoon, it was discovered that a malfunction of a roof vent at the Centennial Botanical Conservatory resulted in several glass panels to break, causing shards of glass to fall into the safety netting inside the Tropical House viewing area. A news release from the City of Thunder Bay states, “At this time, it is unsure as to the cause of the failure”.
During the temporary closure, City staff will take safety precautions while they work at the Conservatory to maintain the plants.
“No injuries have occurred, however in the interest of staff and public safety, the Conservatory has been closed to the public, and will remain closed, until repairs are complete. It is expected the Conservatory will re-open early next week,” according to the City.