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Sir John Carling Building to be demolished

Area roads will be closed during the demolition

The Sir John Carling Building is being demolished by controlled implosion between 6:00 and 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

The City says the following roads in the area will be closed:

  • Carling Avenue from Irving Street to Preston Street
  • Preston Street from Carling Avenue to Prince of Wales Drive
  • Prince of Wales Drive from Preston Street to the National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway
  • Maple Drive from Carling Avenue to Birch Drive
  • Birch Drive from Maple Drive to the National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway
  • Bayswater Avenue from Carling Avenue to Sherwood Drive
  • Loretta Avenue from Carling Avenue to Hickory Street
  • Champagne Avenue from Carling Avenue to Hickory Street

You are invited to see the implosion if you want. The city says there's a safe viewing area at Commissioner's Park at Dow's Lake.

The entire affair is expected to last only a few seconds. All roads are expected to re-open by 7:30 a.m.

The Sir John Carling Building has stood at the corner of Carling and Prince of Wales since 1967, and served as the headquarters of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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