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UPDATE: KSAC to demolish derelict building on Sutton Street

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 6:40 PM
A section of this derelict building on Sutton Street in downtown Kingston collapsed this morning narrowly missing two people - Arthur Hall Photo

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says it will be demolishing the derelict building on Sutton Street in downtown, Kingston a section of which collapsed this morning narrowly missing two people. 

The old building was used in the past as a bookshop.

It is located across from the St. Aloysius Primary School and could pose further risk to the students at the institution.

Town clerk Robert Hill says the KSAC has served notice on the owner of the Sutton Street building and will be posting a notice for its demolition within 24 hours.


IN PHOTO: Town clerk Robert Hill

Hill described the old building as a very clear case of negligence.

He said the KSAC has been facing challenges in identifying the owners of some dangerous, old buildings in downtown Kingston. 

The KSAC has repeatedly said it will be moving to deal with the issue of derelict buildings in the city.