A tender notice was issued this morning for removal of interior material from the Dennis Building. Here is the link:
The tender is for removal of all interior materials except the floors, structural members, and staircase. Plaster, flooring, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, and elevator would be removed.
We may be able to get an appointment to go through the building, perhaps with an architect and photographer. Much of the plaster in the building has asbestos. Provincial regulations require plaster with asbestos to be removed, enclosed or encapsulated. The good news is that the Province is retaining the interior floors and structure. This could allow for new finishes and reuse of the building, either by the Province or by a new owner.
The contractors will inspect the building at 10 a.m. on the 26th, and bids close on March 12.