A building collapsed today in the Hintonburg neighbourhood of Ottawa, destroying a historic piece of the city's architecture. The building is located at 1119 Wellington Street West close to Rosemount Avenue.

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Police have confirmed that it's still unknown if anyone has been injured and are asking people to avoid the scene. 

Ottawa's Fire Department is currently on the scene responding to the crumbling building. 

The whole side of the building can be seen crumbling to pieces on the north side of the street. 

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Apparently, the building can date back to 1880 and is known for being one of the neighbourhood's oldest structures. It has been given the title Magee House and was built with limestone opposed to bricks.

The building was dedicated as a heritage building back in 1996 but recently a condo developer wanted to use the site for a new project

Clearly, an old structure like this would have some flaws but considering it was a designated heritage site, the side falling off and becoming completely exposed is truly shocking. 

Here's hoping that the structure can be restored opposed to bulldozed, considering the significant past it has. 

Source: CBC

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