Demolition of church building on Grand Allée begins

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Piece by piece, workers on a safety platform suspended from a large crane carefully removed the metal covering of the dome at the top of the steeple of Église Saint-Coeur-de-Marie on Grande Allée.

A fter years of court battles between the city and developer Louis Lessard, the demolition of Église Saint-Coeur-de-Marie on Grande Allée began last week. Workers on a platform suspended from a crane started removing the dome, made of metal and wood, from atop the steeple of the 100-year-old building piece by piece.