Demolition under way at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Lambert-Closse.
After decades of neglect and indecision, the Seville Theatre’s days are now numbered. Last week demolition began on the western buildings of the Seville Theatre block. The West-End landmark was built in 1929 as a Vaudeville theatre, and it went through several incarnations before finally closing its doors in 1985. It has been sitting derelict ever since, slowly deteriorating until all that remained was its brick exterior.
Various proposals to redevelop the building while preserving the exterior fell through over the years. The façade is now too decrepit to be reused and the whole thing is coming down to make way for a 100 million dollar residential and commercial project, dubbed “Le Séville”. It will consist of one 21-storey tower and two 12-storey towers, housing 450 condos and retail on the street level.
Image of future project, created by developers Claridge Inc. and Prével.
So far, only the buildings on the corner of Lambert-Closse and Sainte-Catherine have been demolished. According to the Gazette, the actual theatre itself will be coming down sometime in mid August after the construction holiday, so there is still time to drop by to pay last respects.