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Commercial Demolition Services

Commercial Demolition Presents Complex Challenges

Commercial properties encompass everything from massive manufacturing plants to condo developments and they sometimes can present unique challenges in terms of safety, hazardous material abatement and environmental responsibility. Priestly Demolition Inc (PDI) is chosen for large commercial demolition projects because we have the experience, expertise and high reach equipment to handle these projects safely and efficiently

Priestly excavators providing commercial demolition services


As trusted commercial demolition specialists, we offer:

  • Conventional demolition with an engineered plan
  • Excavation and brownfield remediation services
  • Asbestos, lead and mold abatement
  • Structural engineered plans, site reviews and design services for structural demolition and building stability
  • 3D scanning,  3D modelling of structures with BIM technology
  • Site surveying for excavation and stockpiles
  • Rock, rubble crushing and soils screening
  • Community engagement

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Our engineering professionals, heavy equipment mechanics, and safety department all have the ability to pivot quickly, therefore eliminating the need to use outside organizations for support.


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.



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.