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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Coronation Block / Shanghai Building demo underway

Shanghai 007!
Demolition has begun on the Coronation Block / Shanghai Restaurant Building. Constructed in 1882 -83, it was one just a handful of commercial buildings left from that era.

Touted as the location of a new seniors housing complex, in July 2010 city council demanded that designs be submitted and building permits to be taken out before a demolition permit was issued. Owners came back in late 2011 saying that they now opted for a vacant, landscaped lot instead. Council issued the permit.

 Shanghai 018!
For more photos of the Coronation Block then and now check out my Flickr album. For a history of the building see my Winnipeg Downtown Places post.