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East Street CTV building up for sale (9 photos)

Structure was home to Sault’s Bell Telephone office before becoming TV broadcasting centre

The historic building at 119 East St., which houses the Sault’s local news and sales team for CTV’s Sudbury-based regional news broadcast, is currently up for sale.

The building, which went up for sale Friday, is over 16,000 square feet in size, listed for sale at $489,900.

Described as a large property with a parking lot (half an acre), the building is listed by Jamie Caicco, broker of record for Century 21 Choice Realty Inc.

CTV officials were not immediately available for comment regarding the building being put up for sale.

The building has a long history.

Originally the home of the Sault’s Bell Telephone office, it later became the base of local TV broadcasting.

CJIC TV went on the air in November, 1955, owned by Hyland Radio and TV.

Over the years there were many improvements to television, including new technology making live programming from across Canada available to local viewers, as well as colour TV.

There were also several changes in ownership of local TV, from Hyland to Huron Broadcasting, then to Baton Broadcasting before the CTV era began.

All-local TV news and other programming ceased in 2001, replaced with Sudbury-based regional programming (local CTV news reporters filing their video reports to Sudbury, those reports then seen on a regional news broadcast).

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum, located immediately south of the CTV building, held a soft launch of Through The Lens, a history of film, radio, photography and broadcasting in Sault Ste. Marie, last week.

The exhibit continues until July. 


Darren Taylor

About the Author: Darren Taylor

Darren Taylor is a news reporter and photographer in Sault Ste Marie. He regularly covers community events, political announcements and numerous board meetings. With a background in broadcast journalism, Darren has worked in the media since 1996.
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