Supreme Court building to get $1B rehab in 2023, well after systems risk failure

The Supreme Court building, officially opened in 1939, is crumbling, with key elements at risk of failure within three years. The Liberal government plans a $1-billion refurbishment, but only starting in 2023. (CBC)

By  Dean Beebym CBC News, July 20, 2017 

Building elements at risk of collapse before rehabilitation project can begin

The Liberal government has launched a $1-billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling Supreme Court building, though key systems are at risk of failure long before any repairs begin.

A water-damaged section of the parking garage roof could collapse by the end of next year, and mechanical and electrical systems are predicted to fail by 2020 and 2021, says an internal document obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act.

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