Demolition begins for Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown
Demolition is expected to be completed by November
Piece by piece, the Old Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown is coming down. Demolition began Friday.
The building was erected in 1933 as a hospital and was later converted into a nursing home with a palliative care unit. It has been vacant since 2015.
The site has been secured with an eight-foot fence, according the province.
Kildare Construction was chosen earlier this spring to take on the project, which is expected to cost just over $2.3 million.
It is one of the largest demolition projects taken on by the province's department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy. The closest in size was the demolition of Montague high school.
Once the building has been demolished, the province plans to remove the asphalt surfaces and put down topsoil and seed it — returning the property to green space.
The demolition is expected to be completed by November, according to the province's website.
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With files from Angela Walker