It was only a matter of time. The hundred plus year old smoke stack that stood as an iconic structure in the downtown area has come down.
Earlier this week, the building at the base of the stack was demolished following the roof and wall collapse from heavy snow load. Owner of the property, Riversedge Developments had no choice but to bring the stack down as soon as possible as it was deemed unsafe.
On Saturday morning, with no advance notification, crews pushed the 12 storey stack down with one knock from a bulldozer. The event was captured by Facebook User Jacqui Nagel .
The stack was originally built by the Soo Falls Brewing Company. The company was sold to the Dorans family in 1913. Dorans was sold to Canadian Breweries in 1977 with a new name, Northern Breweries. The company became defunct in 2006.