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Industrial Demolition Projects

PDI applies innovative solutions, smart technology and the best, and most experienced people in the industry to every project we take on. We tailor each project plan to suit its particular environment, increasing efficiency and ensuring safety.

Komatus excavators working on an industrial demolition project
Campbells Soup Plant industrial demolition project

2021

Campbell’s Soup Plant

The Campbell’s Soup Plant was a challenging project with an aggressive timeline. The demolition involved 12 buildings, including a warehouse, a 4 storey building, a heavy-duty concrete manufacturing plant, as well as a 200’ foot chimney.

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Don Jail extension demolition project

2013

Don Jail

Following Priestly’s demolition of the adjacent half-round hospital, the next step in the Bridgepoint redevelopment project was to demolish the unused extension of the Don Jail, Toronto’s most notorious prison.

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Maple Leaf Gardens restoration project

2009

Maple Leaf Gardens

The Maple Leaf Garden restoration and redevelopment project began in 2009 when Loblaws Ltd. and Ryerson University teamed up to repurpose the historic building into a grocery store and physical education complex.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

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.