Public Safety Building exterior demolition now underway

Demolition is being livestreamed for residents to view progress

Overview of demolition of public safety building by cranes

For over half a century, the Public Safety Building has stood at the corner of William Avenue and Princess Street. Piece by piece, the building is now carefully coming down. Demolition work is underway on the building and adjacent Civic Centre Care Park to make way for new multi-use facilities that will be built as part of the Market Lands redevelopment project.

Residents curious about the status of the work can watch a livestream on the City’s YouTube channel. The feed, from a camera mounted on the Susan A. Thompson Building, shows the exterior of the Public Safety Building and the Civic Centre Car Park looking west.

The livestream of the demolition of the Public Safety Building & Civic Centre Car Park site

Since last fall, crews have been working on hazardous materials abatement and demolition work within the Public Safety Building and parkade structure. Exterior demolition started in January with the work anticipated to be finished by this September.

The safe and methodical demolition is being done in an environmentally responsible manner. A targeted 95 percent of building and site materials, including limestone, concrete, and metals, will be salvaged for re-use or recycling.

The demolition will allow for the site to be redeveloped. Updates on this project can be found on the City’s Planning, Property, & Development webpage.

Other City information

Was this information helpful?

How can we make this web page better?

Information collected will be used to improve our website. Do not use this form to submit a request for service or information because it will not be forwarded to departments for response. To submit a request for service or information, contact 311.

This form is not intended to collect personal information; however, any personal information you choose to include in your comments is collected by the City of Winnipeg under the authority of section 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of improving our website and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. Contact the Corporate Access and Privacy Officer by mail (City Clerk’s Department, Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9) or by telephone (311) if you have any questions about the collection of this information.