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City cracks down on derelict properties

derelict-buildings22.jpgThis afternoon, the Mayor of Ottawa announced a crackdown on property owners who allow vacant buildings to fall into disrepair. And he did it right in front of two vacant properties at the corner of Beechwood and Langevin Avenues, properties owned by the Claude Lauzon Group.


It's the same company that owns a former schoolhouse on Cumberland, which for decades has been mostly vacant and slowly falling apart. The company would like to demolish it, but the city has ordered Claude Lauzon Group to make it structurally sound. Now the company is challenging that decision legally.


This morning, Mayor Jim Watson hand-delivered a letter to Claude Lauzon Group, and we spoke with him about what that letter contained.

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