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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

City's Hands Are Effectively Tied To Save Prince William St Building

A 135-year-old building on Prince William Street is slated for demolition in the near future--and Mayor Mel Norton says it's the result of an outdated municipalities act that doesn't give cities enough options for dealing with vacant buildings with absentee landlords. 

Norton says under the current Act, the main recourse when a building is left to decay for this long is demolition.

The Armstrong & Bruce Insurance building at 167-171 Prince William is in very bad shape on the inside. The firm first occupied this building in 1924 and a branch of it carried on business there for about 80 years.