A recently-erected canopy on the former Redfish Grill is meant to catch falling debris

Nelson building gets a crash mat

A wooden canopy erected above the first story of the former Redfish Grill is intended to prevent debris from landing on the sidewalk.

A wooden canopy erected above the first story of the former Redfish Grill on Baker Street is intended to prevent debris from landing on the sidewalk, a city building inspector says.

John Southam told radio station 103.5 The Bridge last month that during recent heavy rains, small amounts of mortar and stucco fell from the burned-out building.

The canopy is designed to catch the debris but not obscure the historical mural along the lower storey.

Meanwhile, the building’s long-term fate is still up in the air.

“The owners are still in discussions amongst themselves to decide what to do,” Southam said.

“They are aware the city is anxious to see something done. We’re not expecting this [canopy] will be in place for any more than a few months at the most.”

Fire gutted the building in July 2010.

 

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