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Sidewalk and road outside Magee House to reopen soon

The western wall of the stone building at 1119 Wellington St. W. collapsed in July of last year.
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Stabilization of the Magee House in Hintonburg nearly complete (photo/Jeff Slack)

The City of Ottawa says it will soon be reopening a portion of the sidewalk and road in Hintonburg after being closed for over a year due to the partial collapse of the Magee House.

The western wall of the stone building at 1119 Wellington St. W. collapsed back in July of 2018. The city had engineers advise them on next steps for the building and removed additional parts of it for safety reasons.

The city took over the stabilization project after giving the owner, Ovidio Sbrissa, until August 2, 2019 to finish the work himself.

The City of Ottawa's Manager and Deputy Chief Building Official John Buck issued a statement saying it's nearly complete.

"The temporary stabilization work undertaken by the City of Ottawa to allow for the reopening of the right-of-way in front of Magee House is scheduled to be completed in the coming days, which will allow for the reopening of both the sidewalk and on-street parking," he wrote.

"Costs associated with the stabilization work and the right-of-way encroachment will continue to be billed to the building's owner," added Buck.

The city would not clarify how much would be billed to the owner. 

Ovidio Sbrissa didn't not respond to 1310NEWS' request for an interview to see what his plans are next once stabilization is complete.

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