May 1, 2014 3:58 pm

Mirabel Airport terminal to be demolished

Bombardier's C-S100 taxis in after its first test flight in Mirabel, Que. September 16, 2013.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL – After 10 years trying to find a new role for the Mirabel Airport terminal, authorities of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) have given up, deeming it unsalvageable.

On Thursday, the head of ADM announced that the passenger terminal will finally be demolished.

“Indefinitely maintaining an unoccupied, outdated and economically unsalvageable building would be irresponsible,” said James C. Cherry.

The Board of Directors has given the green light to issue a call for tenders for the dismantling of the terminal which has costed over $30 million in maintenance over the years.

“In addition, the building urgently requires major repairs of at least $15 million. It is time to move on and look to the future,”added Cherry.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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