Niagara Falls mayor looks at expropriating derelict buildings

derelict building

The Mayor of Niagara Falls says it's time to get tough on absentee landlords in the city’s downtown.

Jim Diodati is  directing staff to come up with some options on how to clean up derelict buildings.

The mayor says Brantford has successfully expropriated old neglected buildings in its core.

Diodati noting its time to force action from the owners of Queen and Bridge street buildings that have been left abandoned.

Generally, expropriations are only allowed for projects of public benefit  like hospitals, highway construction, prisons or other major governement projects.