Demolition? Unless it is structurally unsound, this style of building should be used to provide large usable spaces for art displays and/or museum space. A similar building is being renovated for a similar use in my own city of Perth.
Your Civic fathers are being rightly castigated! Demolition in this case would be legalised vandalism!
It’s all lofts in there, some businesses, but mainly residential. If you can handle the freeway going by it s one of the coolest locations in the city. In fact it sits in one of the neatest neighborhoods in the whole country, but if you publicize that, there goes the neighborhood, well, there goes the neighborhood anyway…..It’s being demolished primarily because Transport Quebec doesn’t have a single creative gene up it’s collective arse.