A building that has created many memories for 60 years in Estevan has suddenly seen it's doors closed to the public.

The City of Estevan stated in a release on Tuesday evening that the Civic Auditorium, located at 811 Souris Avenue, is now closed to public.

"This decision of closure is not taken lightly, however, for the safety of the users; it is a necessary measure at this time," read the statement from the City.

"This 60-year-old building was recently assessed by professional engineers to determine the condition of the structural, electrical, mechanical and architectural components with an emphasis on public safety and feasibility of mitigation."

The release goes on to say that 'considerable work' is required to bring this building up to a safe standard and the available options are currently under evaluation by council.

The announcement comes just as the new minor hockey season gets up and running, with many user groups scheduled to use the facility over the winter months.

City of Estevan staff will work with the affected user groups of this facility to find ways to meet the recreational expectations.

Discussion pending the future of the Civic Auditorium will take place at the next open Council Meeting on November 20th.

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