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Priestly Demolition Inc. Completes Majority Acquisition of Jones Group Ltd.
Two major players in the demolition industry join forces in an effort to take on larger projects, and expand their reach across Canada and the US.

April 4, 2022
Today, we are pleased to announce the Majority Acquisition of Jones Group Ltd. (Windsor, Ontario), facilitating the expansion of two well established companies. This acquisition will allow for PDI and Jones Group to work together on larger projects, across Canada and the United States.


Priestly wins World Demolition Award for northern Ontario mine project
Oct 28, 2021

Priestly Demolition recently won a World Demolition Award for the Debeers Victor Mine Demolition project, a remote fly-in/fly-out project located in the James Bay Lowlands of northern Ontario. The awards were presented at a summit in Chicago.


PDI Wins World Demolition Award
October 21, 2021

We are pleased to announce that PDI has won the prestigious World Demolition Award for Contract of the Year Over US 1 Million, for the DeBeers Victor Mine Demolition Project.


SickKids’s New Patient Support Centre Now Sits Four Storeys Above Grade
August 23, 2021

In Spring, 2019 crews from Priestly Demolition began demolition of the building in anticipation of the construction of the PSC.


PDI Shortlisted for the 2021 World Demolition Awards
August 18, 2021

We’re honoured to announce that three of our PDI projects have been shortlisted for the 2021 World Demolition Awards.


The “Solutions” Company Behind North America’s Most Complex Demolition Jobs
May 14, 2021

Priestly Demolition has its work down to a science: leading the way with innovation, experience and the largest fleet of demolition equipment in Canada.


Priestly Demolition
May 5, 2021

The reality-TV stars have a lot more going on behind the scenes.


Priestly demo of diamond mine a ‘middle of nowhere’ job
April 30, 2021

The crews at Priestly Demolition often work in tight spaces and downtown traffic congestion but a recent project had new challenges: no traffic, no people and wide-open spaces.


Salvage Kings featuring Priestly Demolition returns for second season
April 7, 2021

The History Channel has released a synopsis of the second season of the show Salvage Kings, featuring the Ontario demolition firm Priestly Demolition.


Top Small & Medium Employer in Canada
April 5, 2021

Priestly Demolition was selected as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers in 2021.


Priestly Demolition acquires Dakota Reclamators
March 4, 2021

Priestly Demolition Inc., a demolition company with one of the largest fleets of demolition equipment in Canada, just got bigger.


Demolition Clearing Slate for 160 Front West Office Tower
March 15, 2019

PDI crews arrived at the project site at Front and Simcoe—consisting of a surface parking lot and the adjacent heritage office conversion— to begin demolition.


Three Contractors Named B2W Client Innovation Award Winners for 2019
March 11, 2019

Priestly Demolition was one of 3 winners at this years B2W User Conference.



Watch Priestly Demolition do the unthinkable—and take down the entire Gardiner Expressway Eastbound Ramp in just 5 weekends. This is a fresh new look at the masters of bridge demolition. See drone footage, time-lapse video, and project highlights of this rapid demo from the PDI team, plus a behind the scenes look at how this project plan comes together, and the people who make it happen.

Demolition of the Trafalgar Road and 401 Overpass Bridge

This Rapid Bridge Demolition is different from what you’ve seen before. Watch as PDI crews demolish the structure from both the top and bottom simultaneously. Featuring interviews with our crew.

The Kobelco 1600, A Gamechanger for PDI

This heavily modified, Kobelco 1600, 200T beast will allow us to take down higher buildings than ever before.

Victor Mine, Ontario’s First and Only Open Pit Diamond Mine

Must see demolition of the Victor Mine, where calling in for backup isn't an option. Priestly Demolition flies in additional heavy equipment by Hercules aircrafts, to complete the project in this remote location near James Bay in Northern Ontario.

Underwater Demolition of the Glen Miller Dam 3

Priestly Demolition dives into the murky waters of the Trent Severn Waterway—hammering and removing concrete 16 feet below the surface. This underwater demolition provides a whole new set of challenges, but that's nothing new for PDI and the bigger the challenge, the more excited we get. Watch now to see how it's done.

Must See—New Kind of Demolition for Priestly Demolition

Demolition isn't always about smashing buildings to the ground. See how Priestly Demolition is taking the opposite approach for this project.