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Commercial Demolition Projects

With commercial demolitions, no two projects are the same, but they’re tackled in the same systematic manner: well thought-out and well planned.

Commercial Demolition Projects
Demolition of 55 and 61 Charles Street


55 & 61 Charles Street

55 Charles Street (nine-storey) and 61 Charles Street (three-storey) are two buildings located side by side in the heart of the city of Toronto that needed to be demolished to make space for a 50 storey condominium development.

Demolition of 89 Avenue Road

2020 – 2021

89 Avenue Road

89 Avenue road was the location of an old hotel that housed rental suites and rooms. The hotel was being demolished to make space for a luxury New-York style condo development, competing to be the tallest residential building in Toronto with 35 suites over 20 storeys.

Demolition of 880 Bay Street

2016 – 2017

880 Bay Street

Built in 1947, and owned by the Provincial Government of Ontario, this seven-storey building was slotted for demolition in order to make way for new infrastructure. Levelling a building surrounded by pedestrians, traffic and other buildings is no mean feat, but the skilled team at PDI is up for the task.



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.