Montreal

Wall collapse injures pedestrian at corner of Marquette & Mont-Royal

One person is injured following a partial wall collapse, at the corner of Marquette street and Mont-Royal avenue E in Montreal's Plateau borough.

Bricks crumble onto balcony above A & W, at corner of Marquette & Mont-Royal

Falling bricks injured one person at the corner of Marquette street and Mont-Royal avenue this morning. (Alain Béland)

One person is injured following a partial wall collapse, at the corner of Marquette street and Mont-Royal avenue E in Montreal's Plateau borough. 

Firefighters were called to the three-story building at 10:40 am. A 1-metre by 8-metre section of the wall, just along the roof line had collapsed, sending bricks tumbling down onto a balcony and onto the street next to an A & W restaurant.

Bricks fell onto the balcony of the three-story building at 1651 Mont-Royal ave.

A 63-year-old man was delivering fruit to a nearby grocer when he was struck in the arm and shoulder by falling bricks. He is now in hospital in stable condition.

The manager of the A & W said he heard a loud boom, saw what happened, and immediately led staff and customers out of the restaurant.

Firefighters say the building's structure has been weakened by the collapse. 

Mont-Royal avenue is closed in both directions between Papineau avenue and Fabre street.

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