Municipal Projects


Canadian Bank of Commerce National Historic Site Summer 2018

The Canadian Bank of Commerce National Historic Site located on the corner of Front St. and Queen St. will see some additional stabilization work during summer 2018.

In preparation for this work Williams Construction from Dawson City YT installed a temporary stair on the north side of the building to increase accessibility for the various projects.

Currently, CMF Construction Ltd. from Nanaimo BC is completing additional hazardous material abatement on the interior of the building. This includes removal of Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) from the second-floor wall cavity, asbestos fibres from the second-floor floor cavity and asbestos and lead based paint from the roof and roof finials.

Subsequent to this, ORO Enterprises Ltd. from Dawson City YT will repair the roof. Extremes in temperature and pooling water have caused some of the soldered seams, parapet flashing, and associated character defining pressed tin finials to warp creating substantial leaks within the building. The repair will include replacement of the flat roof portion of the roof and reconstruction of the parapets, both with in kind materials.

Constructed in 1901, the Canadian Bank of Commerce grand architectural style reflects the important services that were performed by the bank, such as the buying and melting of gold into bricks and the brokering of gold on world markets. This structure, with its sophisticated form, was a prominent and visible symbol of the bank’s significance within the community. It operated as a bank until 1989. (Source: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, November 1991; Plaque text, 1991)


For any questions related to this project please contact Trina Buhler, City of Dawson Project Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2018 Water & Sewer Upgrades

Please click HERE for information about the 2018 Water and Sewer Upgrades.