Building partially collapses in Hintonburg

Part of a building collapsed on Wellington Street W. near Rosemount Avenue Tuesday evening, closing the street for what officials estimate will be nearly two days.

Multiple people are displaced, police have confirmed

The building at 1119 Wellington Street W. has collapsed. (Scott Stilborn/Ottawa Fire Services)

Part of a building collapsed on Wellington Street W. near Rosemount Avenue Tuesday evening, closing the street for what officials estimate will be nearly two days.

No one was injured, police said.

One person living in the building, as well as five women, two men and a pet cat from the adjoining properties, have been displaced.

art of a building collapsed on Wellington Street W. near Rosemount Avenue Tuesday evening. 0:34

They are being provided temporary housing, according to police.

The structure is a three-storey heritage building constructed in 1874, according to Ottawa Fire Services.

Coun. Jeff Leiper explains some of the significance behind the Hintonburg heritage building. 0:47

Police are asking commuters to avoid the area because the structure remains unstable. City staff are trying to determine if the building can be salvaged.

Wellington Street W. is expected to be closed between Sherbrooke and Carruthers avenues until midday Thursday. It will be open to local traffic only from east of Parkdale Avenue to Carruthers.

A photo of 1119 Wellington Street W. in 2017. (Google Street View)