Here is the story and photographs from October 2006 of the demolition of the former Livery Stable at the corner of Ste. Marie and Simcoe Streets to make way for the construction of Collingwood's new public library.
New Library Will Be A Part Of The Downtown
Demolition of the former Livery Stable is underway. The building, in Collingwood's downtown, is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new state-of-the-art Library.
The New Library Will Be A Part of Collingwood's Downtown
Just days after a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Library for Collingwood, the demolition process has begun at the site of the former Livery Stable at the intersection of Ste. Marie Street and Simcoe Street. While the demolition process has begun, talks are ongoing regarding the proposed design for the new building. Long-time Collingwood Heritage Committee member Ed Christie has presented a letter to Collingwood Council outlining concern that the proposed library design doesn't go far enough to embrace the standards necessary for new building construction within a Federally recognized Heritage District. Christie says the town needs to look at many successful downtown developments including the new Temple Building, Loblaws, Sheffer Court and The Station to view excellent examples of new construction within the Heritage District. The Library Board and the Heritage Advisory Committee will continue to meet to review the proposed library design.
Demolition is underway at the corner of Ste. Marie and Simcoe Street. The former Livery Stable, Brewers Retail, Restaurant and apartment building is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new downtown library. Local officials including Mayor Terry Geddes and MPP Jim Wilson along with library board members (below) recently celebrated with a ground-breaking ceremony at the new library site.CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO LOOKING BACK MAIN PAGE