Industrial Demolition

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We offer industrial demolition in the GTA, including Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Sudbury, and all across Canada. We have worked on projects in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and more. 

Industry Experts for Demolition Solutions

Industrial demolition consists both of the dismantling of the structure and the responsible disposal of the waste that is generated. With industrial demolition, this is particularly important as there could be hazardous materials involved, including lead and asbestos.

Each industrial demolition project is unique and has different requirements and processes. Our experience as a demolition company in Canada allows us to guide clients towards the right demolition approaches while following safety protocols.


We ensure that all our industrial demolition projects are completed in a way that does not harm our environment. All materials are disposed of properly following federal and provincial regulations. 

Plant Demolition and Decommissioning

Plant decommissioning can include a variety of facets and variables that require an experienced demolition and decommissioning company to be involved. Decommissioning a building comes with the potential to pose a variety of health and safety risks to both people and the environment. Business owners and people involved in the decommissioning and demolition need to be aware of any hazardous materials within so they can make an appropriate plan to remove and remediate it.

Working with YORK1 experts will mitigate any potential risks. We take care of all the aspects of decommissioning in the planning stages. We are equipped to handle unexpected changes or other circumstances that may arise during a demolition. Our team has the experience to ensure safety is always the priority. 

  • Hazardous materials abatement 
  • Site assessments 
  • Site remediation 
  • Risk assessments 
  • Removal of below- and above- grade storage tanks
  • Environmental compliance monitoring 

Mill Demolition and Decommissioning

Mill Demolition

At YORK1, we know the work that comes with the decommissioning and demolition of a mill. Our team is highly trained in dismantling, remediation, and demolition processes for sensitive areas and hazardous materials. If you’re looking to demolish your pulp and paper mill, glass mill, steel foundry or any other mill, contact YORK1 for a free quote. 

Mills are large structures that require time, strategic planning, and proper site remediation to properly demolish the structures. First, the safe dismantling of the structure is key to ensure the safety of the site and the team completing it. Second, the responsible disposal of the waste created will ensure any hazardous materials are taken care of. Third, completing the demolition and controlling any hazardous substances to allow the site to be used again as soon as possible.

Mill Demolition

Mills can often have hazardous materials, like sewage systems, asbestos, fuel storage, and electrical equipment. These need to be decommissioned and disposed of safely and properly. In pulp and paper mills, there are often a variety of chemicals that need to be dismantled and disposed of safely prior to demolition work starting.

At YORK1, we are dedicated to the safety of employees and following environmental regulations in mill demolition. We offer asbestos abatement and disposal, recycling, total demolition, and site remediation to ensure that the land can be reused and any dangerous materials are removed to government standards. 

Mill Decommissioning

When it comes to mill decommissioning and the full demolition of a mill, YORK1 stands as the top choice for professional expertise. We specialize in industrial demolition and commercial demolition across Canada and are trained in the right procedures for successfully demolishing a mill. 

Contact YORK1 for more information about how we can help your mill decommissioning process and complete the demolition with environmental and remediation concerns in mind. We know how important it is to ensure the site is usable and that all environmental regulations are followed to ensure this. 

For more information about our demolition services, visit our page or contact us today. 

Power PLant demolition 

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In the dynamic landscape of power plant demolition, YORK1 shines as an unwavering beacon of excellence. Our Power Plant Demolition Service stands as a testament to an unparalleled level of expertise and unwavering dedication, consistently establishing new benchmarks for the realm of seamless solutions in the meticulous dismantling and removal of complex industrial structures.

Power Plant that we have demolished:

  • Former OPG Thunder Bay - Demolition
  • Brock West Power Plant - Demolition
  • CNL Pinawa - Decommissioning
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In the intricate world of oil and gas demolition, YORK1 stands as an unshakable pillar of excellence. Our Oil and Gas Demolition Services bring an unparalleled level of expertise and unwavering dedication, setting new industry standards for seamless solutions in dismantling and removing complex structures within the oil and gas sector.

Thoroughly and professionally completed the demolition of the ethanol processing plant, encompassing the removal of all associated buildings and tanks, demonstrating our commitment to excellence and environmental responsibility within the scope of our comprehensive site redevelopment endeavor.

PROjects we've worked on:


Carmeuse Lime Plant

Carmuse Lime and Stone used to be an abandoned facility with structures towering over 160 feet in height. The project entailed the dismantling of multiple concrete silos, each standing at 130 feet tall, which were originally used for lime dust storage. The height of the structures required a unique solution to safely demolish them. In total, more than 1,600 tons of steel were salvaged from this undertaking.


Former OPG Thunder Bay

The former Coal Fired Power Generation Station had three boilers (over 300’), three turbines, three precipitators (over 200’), a 650’ concrete stack, a water inlet and outlet, and associated outbuildings. Commencing in April 2021, a momentous undertaking unfolded on the premises. In June 2022, the top-hung boilers were safely and spectacularly brought down using precisely executed explosives, marking a significant milestone in the project's timeline. A pivotal facet of this endeavor involves meticulously sorting, categorizing, preparing, and dispatching ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals to offsite locations, underscoring the project's commitment to environmental sustainability and resource utilization.

Ethanol Plant York1

Collingwood ethanol plant

Efficiently executed the demolition of the ethanol processing plant, encompassing the removal of all associated buildings and tanks, as part of our comprehensive site redevelopment project.

Our industrial demolition services include: 

Pre-demolition inspections 

Cost evaluation and preliminary budgeting

Verification and disconnection of services 

Confirmation of designated substances testing and identification 

Municipal permits and inspections 

Debris removal

Hazardous material abatement 

Confirmation of Environmental surveys

Why choose YORK1 for industrial demolition:  

When it comes to industrial demolition, selecting the right partner can make all the difference. YORK1 emerges as the clear choice for a multitude of compelling reasons, each reflecting our unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and precision. 

  • Expertise: YORK1 boasts an extensive history of accomplishments within the demolition domain. Our team of seasoned engineers, technicians, and demolition specialists brings a wealth of expertise to every project. With a track record of successfully managing diverse industrial demolition ventures, YORK1's proficiency is unparalleled in the industry. 
  • Safety Above All: Industrial demolition presents unique challenges, with safety being paramount. YORK1 places safety at the forefront of our operations. We adhere to the strictest safety protocols, employ innovative techniques, and utilize cutting-edge equipment to safeguard our team, your facility, and the surrounding environment. 
  • Precision in Execution: The intricate nature of industrial structures demands precision in execution. YORK1's precision-driven methods ensure minimal disruptions to surrounding areas. Whether it's mechanical deconstruction, controlled implosions, or tailored strategies, our approach is marked by meticulous planning and flawless execution. 
  • Environmental Responsibility: YORK1 is committed to environmental stewardship. Our industrial demolition practices incorporate eco-conscious methods for handling hazardous materials, responsible waste disposal, and effective dust control. By minimizing the ecological impact of each project, we contribute to a cleaner and safer environment. 
  • Comprehensive Solutions: YORK1 offers end-to-end solutions tailored to your industrial demolition needs. From initial assessment and planning to site cleanup and restoration, our proficient project managers collaborate closely with you to ensure seamless results that align with your goals and timelines. 
  • Cutting-edge Equipment: The complexity of industrial demolition requires specialized equipment, and YORK1 is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and tools. This enables us to tackle even the most intricate and challenging projects with efficiency and precision. 
  • Adherence to Timelines: We understand the importance of timelines in the industrial sector. YORK1 is committed to delivering projects on time and within budget. Our streamlined processes and proactive management approach ensure the smooth progression of your industrial demolition project. 
  • Unyielding Commitment: YORK1's reputation is built on an unwavering commitment to excellence. We approach every industrial demolition project with dedication, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. 

Contact  YORK1  Demolition Today

If you’re looking for industrial demolition services in Hamilton, Ontario, or across Canada, YORK1 can help.

We provide regular training to all our employees to ensure they are working safely on the job. No matter the type of industrial demolition or hazardous materials that may be involved, our staff is highly trained in handling it while maintaining safety on the job. We provide a site-specific health and safety plan for each project we work on and ensure both our team and clients understand and follow it. For smooth industrial demolition projects, choose YORK1. We will ensure your demolition is completed on time and done right!

Contact us today for a quote for your demolition project in Canada.