City to Pay for Demolition of Old Belvedere Orphanage

The City of St. John's will be footing the bill for the demolition of the burned Belvedere Orphanage.

The cost of the demolition is believed to be $450,000.

Back in April the building was damaged beyond repair when a fire broke out.

Mayor Danny Breen says that the business owner was told to tear down the building but did not respond so the city had to step in.