It looks like the downtown Redpath Mansion will be demolished and it could happen within days.
Quebec Culture Minister Maka Kotto says the Victorian mansion,“does not present a national heritage interest” and can be demolished.
The minister made the decision following a nearly two-week reprieve.
The home was almost torn down recently, but the minister was able to stop it.
The home was sold in 1986 to developers when it as being used as a homeless shelter.
It was built in 1886 for the Redpath family, which, among other things, established a sugar refinery.
Developers are hoping to use the property to build a multi-storey residence for McGill university students.
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