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Regent Park - Revitalization Project - Toronto, ON

  As part of the Regent Park Revitalization Project in Toronto, ProGreen Demolition was retained during various phases for demolition and abatement work. In a phase completed in the fall of 2014, we demolished and abated a 14 storey apartment building and 67 townhouses.  In the next phase we completed an abatement program and began demolition of another two 14 storey towers and an additional 35 townhouse units.  The scope also involves the  demolition of The Regent Park Community Centre and Recreation area.  ProGreen utilized new high reach equipment which enabled us to safely speed up the demolition work. There were several challenges for this project. In addition to working in record cold temperatures, the site was located in extremely close proximity to an occupied residential community and to educational facilities. We created a site specific plan to address these challenges in order to ensure we adhere to a very tight deadline which will allow for the scheduled start date of construction on the new facility.  

Inn on the Park - Toronto, ON


  This project involved the abatement and demolition of one of the highest buildings ever demolished in the GTA.  Abatement was executed in the tower and banquet hall areas and included contaminants such as asbestos, PCB, mercury etc. Once the abatement was completed, demolition of this landmark 25 storey building, located in a high traffic commercial and residential neighbourhood, began using climbers and tower cranes. Our high reach equipment was utilized once the building was down to a level where it is safe to employ this equipment. Portions of the building were attached to an operating dealership. LEED project.  

South Street Hospital - London, ON

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  ProGreen Demolition was commissioned to complete demolition and abatement services at the former South Street Hospital in London, Ontario.  Lasting about one year, the demolition included the demolition of a nine storey building, underground tunnels and the removal of various other structures on the site.  Once the site, which was allocated for a hospital in the late 1800s, has been cleared, the current plan is to redevelop it with a mix of commercial and residential buildings including two 26 storey buildings that will include a wellness centre.  

100 Adelaide St. W - Toronto, ON

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  Located in a high traffic location in the heart of downtown Toronto, this project involved a hazardous materials abatement program followed by the structural and complete demolition of a 17 storey office tower.  Abatement was required throughout the entire facility and encompassed Type I, II, III and glove bag removals of various designated substances (asbestos, PCBs, mercury etc.).  Once our HazMat team completed the abatement work, demolition began with the interior stripping of all floors. This was followed by the manual demolition using climber platforms to lower the building down floor by floor to a level where were safely able to use high reach equipment to demolish the remaining structure including footings and foundations. Several areas of the building had some historical importance, so working with a restoration contractor we carefully dismantled various elements which will be reused in the construction of the new building. To maintain a very aggressive timeline some shifts on evenings and weekends took place. This was a LEED project and demolition was completed according to a MOE Waste Reduction Plan and Audit.  

Former Massey Harris Site at Greenwich and Mohawk - Brantford, ON

  With the exception of a few historical elements, the 52-acre former Massey Harris brownfield site at Mohawk and Greenwich Streets in Brantford was demolished. ProGreen Demolition took most of the buildings down to the floor slabs after each building had undergone an abatement process to remove any dangerous substances. HISTORY - In the 1890s W.H. Verity & Sons relocated Verity Plow Company to Brantford and later that decade joined the Massey Harris Co. The companies moved to the Greenwich Street location in 1897 where Massey Harris, later known as Massey Ferguson, continued to operate until about 1988. HERITAGE - On the Mohawk Street site, the Office and Cockshutt Time Keeping buildings are designated heritage properties and will undergo hazardous materials abatement then remain on the grounds to be incorporated into the future use of the property. The designated heritage elements were very important to The City of Brantford as they represent the manufacturing industry which was key in the city’s growth. These include a building adjacent to the Canadian Military Heritage Museum, the Cockshutt Timekeepers building and the office building’s portico - all of which remained standing at the end of this project. The Cockshutt Plow Co. nameplate from the timekeepers building façade was carefully removed and placed into storage. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS - Along with ensuring the safety of all workers and the general public, ProGreen brought in a wildlife management company to ensure the safety of any wild animals on site. This company set cages to humanely trap animals and then relocated them nearby to more appropriate and safer habitats.  

90 Harbour Street, Toronto, ON

  This fast tracked project, just feet away from the Gardiner Expressway, involved the removal of asbestos, lead, PCBs and CFCs using Type I, II and III procedures. The demolition to grade on this LEED project was executed according to a Waste Management Plan and Audit. Historical components included preserving an art mural created by a well known graffiti artist and the salvage of the front façade/portico which was carefully dismantled and catalogued for re-erection during construction.  

Regent Park - Toronto, ON

  This project, located in Toronto, ON and part of the Regent Park Revitalization Project required abatement, demolition and soil removal of two 14 storey apartment buildings and 80 townhouses. The abatement of asbestos, PCB, Lead and CFC involved Type I, II, III and glove bag procedures running concurrently throughout all facilities. Demolition followed and was completed according to a MOE Waste Reduction Plan & Audit. The final phase was the remediation of contaminated soil. Selected areas were backfilled. The site was approximately 15 acres and the buildings were about 475,000 sq.ft. Progreen had to abide by regulations concerning noise abatement and dust mitigation — the latter involved spraying the demolition with a calcium/water mix. 90% of the block’s demolition debris will be recycled. The concrete, for example, was crushed on site and used as backfill in the new residential development’s road network. Rebar, meanwhile, was shipped to a steel plant for recycling. The remediation component involed the removal of about 10,000 tons of contaminated soil — some of which is laced with hydrocarbons.  

Tweedsmuir - Toronto, ON

  The abatement, demolition and soil work of these two 12 storey apartments in a high traffic area was completed with a very tight schedule. The Type I, II, III and glove bag abatement of asbestos, mercury and PCBs was followed by a demolition program completed according to a MOE Waste Reduction Plan and Audit. All concrete was processed on site. Upon the completion of contaminated soil remediation, the ProGreen team created benches surrounding the site for drill rigs.  

Junction Silos - Toronto, ON


1182 Eglinton - Toronto, ON


St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital - JW. Snell Building - St. Thomas, ON

  Hazardous materials abatement and demolition services at a 65,000 sq. ft. 3 storey separate wing of an operating hospital required strict adherence to a very aggressive schedule. Due to the poor condition of the building, the entire interior had to be treated as contaminated material and abatement was executed using Type III removal procedures. This was followed by completed demolition including footings and foundation. ProGreen had to re-route stair wells and exits for a tunnel that connected this wing to the operating hospital. To ensure some continuity of design, 20,000 bricks were salvaged to be reused in the upcoming new build.