Monday, 24 October 2011
Demolitions are such a waste
It surprises and disappoints me what gets demolished along with buildings. Whether it be numerous suites of office furniture or row upon row of shelving, I always think that someone could have made better use of it.
Case in point with the Grain Exchange Curling Club. I noticed that the upstairs restaurant / lounge was still set up as the building was coming down. The place just closed earlier this year so I assume that a majority of the items were in good working order.
I have a hunch that a free ad on kijiji, or a similar service, offering free tables and chairs to hold 100 or so would have been of interest to some church hall, rec centre or even a used furniture place. Heck, leave them at the curb and someone will take them away !
Considering the amount of effort that goes into carefully picking out and sorting debris into recyclable metals, reusable bricks etc., it's too bad that owners and demolishers don't put a little more effort into salvaging things at the front end.