|This is how the old place looked days before its demolition.|
|This is how the property looked shortly after demolition.|
|This is a Victoria Ave. view of the property as it looks today. The Royal Theatre was just next door and next to the Royal was the Commerce Bank. Both those buildings stand today but the Commerce Bank is just a facade and completely empty behind.|
I can't believe that it was demolished 6 years ago already...how time flies.
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Typically our city tears down historic buildings before the so-called bleeding hearts can complain enough to save them. It has happened many times in the past and many others are noted in this website. As noted in the above article, historic buildings are tourist attractions but here in Thunder Bay, they just tear them down. Just drive around our city and see the new construction that has taken place in just one year, over the top of many of our historic structures.