Former Windsor Star Building
H.D. Taylor Demolition
Prince Edward Hotel
Hiram Walker’s Flatiron & Malt Buildings
Riverside recreation and Memorial Centre
We were called upon to complete the demolition of the historic section of the building. We had to remove the interior 4 levels of concrete/steel while not disturbing the remaining historic limestone facade throughout demolition. Vibration monitoring sensors were placed strategically on the historic wall to ensure preservation of the wall. We used a combination of small to large excavators and performed strategic concrete cutting to selectively remove sections of the building with large scale cranes and rigging. We successfully completed this demolition while preserving the entire façade of the building with no damage.
Recent work includes the demolition and abatement of the H.D Taylor school in 2014. This job consisted of first removing all hazardous material including ceiling tiles, asbestos fittings, flooring materials, asbestos parging, door liners, mercury and others. This was followed with building deconstruction and backfilling and compaction testing. The site was then made ready to receive new parking and green space areas.
Marc Gagnon has been providing demolition services in the industry since 1976. One of the the first demolition projects completed (shown at right) was the Prince Edward Hotel which was a 13 storey building located in downtown Windsor. Gagnon Demolition has extensive experience in all facets of demolition including; large scale commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects, water towers and interior/exterior selective demolition.
Recent activities include the following;
- Removal of all exterior brick, concrete ramps from the Essex Civic Centre for the County of Essex.
- Major Fire Clean-up at the Bonduelle Facility in Tecumseh for MCI Design/ Build, which involved the removal of 14.5 million pounds of food waste and demolition of a 160,000 warehouse, floors and footings
- Demolition, Abatement and Site Work at the former H.D Taylor public school in Windsor, for the Greater Essex County School Board
Demolished in 1995. All of the brick was salvaged and reused on multiple buildings throughout Windsor and Essex County.