Caring for Our Community

South Street Hospital Demolition

Historical photo of South Street HospitalAfter 138 years of patient care, LHSC’s South Street Hospital officially closed its doors in January 2013 and the main building was demolished in 2015, and the lands reverted back to their owner - the City of London. Read updates and view photos from this time below.

More photos showing the progress of demolition are available on LHSC's Facebook page:

Exterior photo of South Street Hospital taken February 18, 2014 South Street Hospital demolition photo taken September 30, 2014

South Street Hospital
February 18, 2014

South Street Hospital
September 30 , 2014

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

Hidden part of SoHo uncovered at former London hospital site

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

Facade of South Street Hospital coming down, for now

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.