Residential Demolition

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YORK1’s residential projects each come with a custom proposal and plan to ensure the safe demolition of the building.

YORK1 Residential Demolition Specialists

Each residential demolition project comes with its own set of challenges and requirements. There are environmental regulations to follow, provincial standards, as well as multiple local bylaws to observe. These bylaws change from city to city – and sometimes, neighbourhood to neighbourhood. A good demolition company needs to fully understand exactly what is expected of them and comply with these requirements.

At YORK1, we perform residential demolition projects across Ontario and throughout Canada. We also have experience demolishing neighbourhoods and complexes, such as the William Baker neighbourhood in Toronto which needed to be demolished due to asbestos and environmental concerns. In this case, the land was successfully restored to a park-like setting to prepare for the next phase of development.

Residential Demolition

Residential demolition must be completed properly in order to ensure the site can be used in the future, whether it be immediate or long-term developments. If a developer is looking to demolish a house in order to rebuild one on the same site, the demolition must be completed ensuring that all utilities serving the house remain in place and the land is filled in a way that will allow for redevelopment.

Total Demolition

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YORK1 specializes in total demolition of all types of structures. If you’re looking for a company to execute a timely and professional residential demolition, we can help. 

We also work to dispose of any environmentally hazardous materials like asbestos, lead, mercury, and mould that are likely present in older homes being demolished. 

  • Pre-demolition inspections and cost evaluation 
  • Verification and disconnection of services 
  • Arranging for the sampling testing and identification of suspected materials 
  • Municipal permits 
  • Inspections and documentation 



William Baker Neighbourhood

This project involved the asbestos abatement and demolition of 81 former military single-family dwellings at the former Downsview Army Base. All asbestos was removed from each house following type 2 & 3 removal procedures. The houses underwent demolition, the neighbourhood's utility services were removed, and the basement spaces were backfilled and compacted. Subsequently, topsoil was distributed, the ground was terra-seeded, and the area was transformed into a park-like environment, priming it for the upcoming redevelopment phase.

Alexandra parkway

Alexandra Park

Abatement, demolition and site remediation of over 100,000 SF of 5 multi-story housing complexes. Site removals included all structures, below-grade foundations/footings, trees, site services including duct banks and vaults, and remediation of impacted soils.


FIRGrove Crescent

The project included asbestos abatement and the demolition of 12 buildings, which included residences, parking structures, a day care center, a community center, and a swimming pool. Additionally, it involved the processing and disposal of all construction and debris waste, as well as the recycling of all scrap steel.

Why choose YORK1 for Residential Demolition: 

When it comes to residential demolition, YORK1 stands as your premier choice, offering a combination of expertise, safety, and a commitment to turning your vision into reality.

  • Precision and Attention to Detail: Residential areas often demand precision to minimize disruption. YORK1's precise demolition techniques allow us to selectively dismantle structures while maintaining the integrity of neighbouring properties, ensuring a controlled and efficient process.
  • Safety First: Your safety and the safety of the surrounding environment are our top priorities. YORK1 strictly adheres to the highest safety standards, utilizing advanced techniques and equipment to minimize risks and ensure a secure demolition process.
  • Environmental Responsibility: We take our environmental impact seriously. YORK1 employs eco-friendly practices for waste disposal and dust control, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: YORK1 provides end-to-end solutions tailored to your residential demolition needs. From initial assessment to site cleanup, our dedicated team ensures a seamless process that aligns with your goals and timelines.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: At YORK1, your vision is at the heart of our service. We collaborate closely with you to understand your requirements, ensuring that your residential demolition project unfolds exactly as you envision it.
  • Timely Delivery: We understand the importance of staying on schedule. YORK1 is committed to completing projects on time and within budget, allowing you to move forward with your plans without unnecessary delays. 

Contact YORK1 For A Residential Demolition Quote

YORK1 performs residential demolition across Southern Ontario and beyond. We are capable of total house demolition, block demolition, or neighbourhood demolition in areas that are of an environmental concern. Our qualified team is able to work within provincial, local, and federal requirements to safely dismantle structures, dispose of materials, and remove any hazardous materials. We make it our mission to put safety and environmental concerns first to ensure the sustainability of the area and allow it to be repurposed effectively.

If you’re looking for a company to complete a residential demolition, contact YORK1 for a quote today!