Bayside Mall demo expected to be complete next Spring

Demolition work at Bayside Mall in Sarnia. May 2021. Submitted photo.

Demolition of the Bayside Mall is making good progress.

Most of the central part of the building has been taken down and crews are focusing on the South part of the mall now.

“The demolition of the mall is well underway, and we expect it to be completed by March of 2022,” Seasons Retirement Communities CEO Michael Lavallée told Sarnia News Today.

“Once demolition is completed, we will begin constructing the retirement home, a phase that should last 24 months.”

The redeveloped site will include 160 fully independent apartments, 144 retirement home suites, and 17 townhomes.

Lavallée said renovations of the former Eaton’s building at 150 Christina Street N. are wrapping up.

“We have had a very busy year renovating the Lambton County Shared Services spaces, which is now in its final stage, which we expect will be completed by early 2022.”

Lavallée expects that all phases will be completed by 2026.