Total Demolition of Former Children’s Hospital in Montreal, QC

At 18 stories high and located in Montreal's downtown core since the 1920s, the deconstruction of the Montreal Children’s Hospital was done in a manner that respected local residents. Located at the intersection of Tupper, Atwater, and René-Lévesque Blvd., the community safety was paramount. The C- Wing demolition was an engineering masterpiece, employing a highly ingenious, efficient, and fully controlled demolition method (see video).


  • Total deconstruction
  • Presence of asbestos
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Stripping
  • Metal Reclamation/Recycling
  • Non-recyclable waste management (cardboard)
  • Concrete crushing
  • Structural engineering
  • Sale of used equipment


  • Strict HSE requirements
  • Project magnitude
  • Complex logistics (segregation/transportation of large volumes of waste from downtown)
  • Hospital complex spans across two boroughs
  • Working on same site with other subcontractors
  • Very tall structure
  • Presence of asbestos
  • Dust management
  • Noise management
  • Working in winter

See C Wing video

See North Wing video

Radio-Canada demolition video

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