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Structural review determines section of Bracken Barn on the Memorial Centre grounds to be unsafe; demo to start soon

August 9, 2016 -

A recent structural review of the buildings on the Memorial Centre grounds revealed that a section of the Bracken Barn needs to be demolished due to safety concerns.

Construction fencing will be put up around the barn and that area of the facility will be unavailable for public use until the work is completed. The rest of the Memorial Centre remains open to residents.

"We have been working with the Kingston and District Agricultural Society on temporary measures that will be in place so that the Fall Fair will not be disrupted," says Adam McCluskey, manager, recreation facilities.

Exterior work begins Wednesday, Aug. 10 and will be completed prior to the September 15, 2016 kick-off of the Kingston Fall Fair.

Construction updates will be posted on the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts and online: /residents/recreation/facilities/arenas/memorial-centre

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