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After 138 years of patient care, LHSC’s South Street Hospital officially closed its doors in January 2013. London Health Sciences Centre is decommissioning (shutting down and demolishing) the site. Once the buildings are gone, the lands will revert to their owner - the City of London.
London Health Sciences Centre has established a South Street Hospital Decommissioning community line where you can leave a message with any questions or concerns. Your call will be returned within one business day. Community line: 519-685-8383
More photos showing the progress of demolition are available on LHSC's Facebook page:
South Street Hospital
February 18, 2014
South Street Hospital
September 30 , 2014
February 3, 2017
LHSC has issued a Request for Proposal in anticipation of the next phase of decommissioning the hospital buildings on the north side of South Street. The successful proponent will be selected in March, 2017. Updates will be provided once the decommissioning timeline has been finalized. Information on City of London plans for the land and remaining buildings can be found on the city website.
April 26, 2016 - (City of London) Infrastructure Renewal Program
The City of London has advised LHSC that it is undertaking a construction project on South St. from Colborne St to Wellington St., on Hill St. from Waterloo St. to Wellington St. and on Waterloo St. from South St. to Hill St. More details on the scope and impact of this project, including contact information for any questions or concerns can be found in this City of London letter (PDF) which was recently shared with residents in the area.
April 15, 2016
London Health Sciences Centre has completed the process of moving all staff from the remaining South Street Hospital buildings on South Street and Hill Street in anticipation of decommissioning and demolition which will begin in early 2017. In order to preserve the integrity of the buildings until that work begins, Norlon Builders will be on site the week of April 18 to board up doors and windows. We do not anticipate any disruption to the neighborhood during this work.
April 7, 2015 - (City of London) Colborne & South St. construction
The City of London has advised LHSC that it is undertaking a construction project on Colborne St. (from Grey St. to Thames River) and South St. (from Colborne to Maitland). More details on the scope and impact of this project, including contact information if you have any questions or concerns can be found in this City of London letter (PDF) shared with property owners/residents in the area.
December 5, 2014
The bulk of the demolition work on the former South Street Hospital building is complete and the site will remain quiet over the winter months. In the spring once the ground has thawed and dried there will be topsoil spread for hydroseeding.
September 11, 2014 - Demolition of North Wing (PDF document)
Demolition of the final part of the former South Street Hospital - the North Wing - is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 15, 2014, lasting approximately 10 days. As part of this demolition, pedestrians in the vicinity may be able to see asbestos abatement workers and Pro-Green workers wearing respirators and disposable coveralls for their protection as a small amount of asbestos contained in the wall plaster cannot be practically removed prior to demolishing this buliding. This protective gear is strictly precautionary and air levels will be montired throughout the building's demoltion. The building's demolition is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and there is no risk posed to the public or local residents.
August 12, 2014 - Metro London
July 18, 2014 - Temporary Noise Permit, Construction Noise (PDF document)
Pro-Green Demolition has been granted a temporary noise permit (PDF) by the City of London to extend the working hours of the South Street Demolition from 6pm to 9pm from July 21 to Aug. 1. The extended hours are necessary to complete the demolition of the upper two floors of the main building in a safe manner. While this work is underway, Pro-Green cannot stop work until all structural elements from each section are removed. The pace of this work is difficult to predict and so the extended working hours will allow sufficient time to ensure that the upper floors of the building are left in a safe condition at the end of each day.
July 11, 2014 - CTV News London
April 28, 2014 - Thameswood Lodge Demolition (PDF document)
The Thameswood Lodge is scheduled for demolition the week of April 28 and pedestrians and local residents may be able to see asbestos abatement workers. Labourers and machine operators will be wearing respirators and disposable coveralls for their protection during the demolition as a small amount of asbestos contained in the wall plaster cannot be practically removed prior to demolishing this buliding.
This protective gear is strictly precautionary and air levels will be montired throughout the building's demoltion. The building's demolition is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and there is no risk posed to the public or local residents. Please read this PDF with more information.
January 10 , 2014 - LHSC hosts SoHo Community Open House
LHSC was pleased to welcome neighbours of the SoHo community (“south of Horton”) to an open house where they learned more about the demolition plans for the old South Street Hospital (SSH) and adjacent buildings.