Bricks tumble off Park Ave. student residence, damaging car

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Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:21PM EDT

Last Updated Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:03PM EDT

A number of bricks fell off a building Wednesday afternoon, crashing onto Park Ave.

The bricks became dislodged from McGill’s New Residence Hall at 3625 Park at the corner of Prince Arthur St.

There were no injuries, but one car was heavily damaged

A city engineer is now trying to determine if the building is safe.

McGill University issued a statement saying the following:

“Together with the Fire Department, McGill personnel have taken steps to ensure the building’s surroundings are safe for passersby. The site has been secured by fences, and structural scaffolding will be installed tomorrow morning to protect the sidewalk and parking lane. The building, itself, is secure for occupation and remains open.”

They added that a full engineering inspection of the wall will begin Thursday morning.

“Based on the results of the inspection, the university will take further action as warranted,” the statement read.

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