By early Monday morning the former Dundela schoolhouse building, that has long served as a recreation building for the Dundela outdoor rink, was a pile of rubble.
The decision to demolish this building was first discussed by South Dundas council in February 2014, and officially finalized last July, as reported in the July 23 issue of The Leader. The mural on the building was relocated months ago and is now freestanding in Dundela’s McIntosh park.
The municipality plans to replace the building with a new structure to accommodate skaters at the popular outdoor rink.
When the excavator arrived on scene to demolish the building, a group of area residents expressed their opposition to the demolition, however upon closer inspection agreed that saving the building was not feasible.