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The Empire Hotel

Ontario : Thunder Bay District
Location #6956
Public

Location Owner:sinkourswim
Creation Date: 5/27/2013
Last Updated: 1/4/2014



Description
Built in 1904, the Empire was once a large hotel for a busy business district in the 1930's. As Simpson street eventually turned into the ghetto it is today, the building at some point became a bottom of the barrel apartment. Due to fire code violations, the building was recently shut down and the current tenants had to find a new place to live. The owner walked away and it has since been boarded up and sat unused for around three years. Due to a few fires which weakened the building over the years it started falling apart in late June 2013 and was fenced off for demolition. On June 6th 2013 the building was demolished completely.

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Status: Abandoned | Category: Motel/Hotel


Inside The Empire
The Empire Hotel
Created on:1/4/2014
Created by: Vintage Architecture
20 photos
Empire falls
The Empire Hotel
Created on:6/29/2013
Created by: sinkourswim
10 photos
Empire
The Empire Hotel
Created on:5/27/2013
Created by: sinkourswim
19 photos
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Address: 126-144 Simpson Street, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3H4, Canada
Province: Ontario


sinkourswim says:
6/29/2013 11:36:12 PM

Too late! It was taken down completely today.

philcam says:
6/29/2013 5:16:45 PM

Half of it fell down the other day. Hope you can see the inside .. Will take a drive over there and see if you can hop inside and walk around.

quiksilver says:
5/27/2013 11:35:03 PM

it would be nice to see the inside of that place before the rubby dub's destroy or burn it down.

superss says:
5/27/2013 10:35:46 PM

Empire hotels used to be a standard in so many smaller Canadian cities.

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