Shortly after 8am this morning, the lower section of the south side stands at Frank Clair Stadium in Lansdowne Park were demolished in a controlled implosion. I was heading over to my apartment to meet up with the painters, so I stopped off along the way to watch the show.
I parked on Bristol Avenue, near Echo and Riverdale and joined the growing crowd on Echo. We could hear the three-minute and one-minute warning sirens and then the countdown of the last few seconds. After zero there was a pause and then a series of booms, kind of like someone taking slapshots at the board in a hockey rink, without any visible effect on the part of the stadium we could see.
After a few more booms the east end kind of folded up and dropped into the growing cloud of dust.