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Templeton Building Demolition

UPDATE (August 14, 2019)

Please be advised that site work activities for the demolition and site clean up of the Templeton building have been revised to take place within the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Noisier work activities will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The revised hours will commence on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

As previously indicated, on occasion work may occur until 7 p.m. In the event that weekend work is required, we will provide notification.

We appreciate your patience as we continue this work.


July 31, 2019

We are continuing with the site preparation work for the Templeton Area Redevelopment project. Starting the week of August 6, 2019, a crew will be onsite to demolish and remove the decommissioned Templeton building. We anticipate that the demolition and associated site clean up will be complete by mid October 2019. 

Work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday from 7:30 4 p.m. daily, with noisy work commencing after 8 a.m. On occasion work may occur until 7 p.m. but we will do our best to complete work within the scheduled hours mentioned above. We will provide advanced notice in the event that weekend work is required.

The work area will be fenced off to create a safe work environment, while maintaining access for cyclists and pedestrians to both Aylmer Road and Templeton Street. During work hours, you may hear excavators and concrete crushers working on the site. An atomizer will used to continuously mist the demolished material to help minimize dust. The misting vapour can create a similar visual to dust/fog clouds. In addition to the existing stationary noise and air quality monitoring terminals located at the Templeton site, the contractor will be monitoring project noise and air quality levels daily with additional temporary stations.

The contractor has acquired and will be trialing white noise back up alarms for their equipment to mitigate some of the high-pitched beepers. Click this link to hear a sample of what the white noise alarm sounds like and how it works. Sub-contractors will not be utilizing this technology, so normal back up alarms may be heard. Noisier work activities will only be performed from 8:00am to 3:30pm and noise levels will be continuously monitored. Crews will make every effort to minimize noise where possible.

Short-Term Look Ahead

August 1-2: Temporary site fencing and equipment staging

August 6-9: Start structural demolition (2 excavators); dig trenches (1 excavator)

August 12-16: Continue structural demolition (3 excavators)

August 19-23: Continue structural demolition (2 excavators); start removal of foundation (1 excavator)

In keeping with YVR’s commitment to sustainability, we will stockpile recycled concrete material on the Templeton site so that it can be reused for future airport projects.

We appreciate your patience while we complete this work.


If you have any questions or comments about construction related activities, please contact

For more information or general questions about the Templeton Area Redevelopment Project, please visit

Start structural demolition (2 excavators)

Dig trenches (1 excavator)

Start structural demolition (2 excavators)

Dig trenches (1 excavator)

Continue structural demolition (2 excavators)

Continue structural demolition (2 excavators)

Continue structural demolition (2 excavators)

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