Ontario

NORAD Complex

North Bay, ON

Why it matters: This high security military installation was built between 1959-1963 as part of Canada’s significant commitment to NORAD…

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The Alexandra Bridge

Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC

Why it matters: The imposing Alexandra Bridge is a key component of the nationally significant cultural landscape of the Parliamentary…

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St. Thomas' Anglican

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church

Moose Factory, ON

Why it matters: “If you google Paris, images of the Eiffel Tower will show up,” says Reverend Canon Norm Wesley….

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Former St. Paul’s Anglican Rectory

Southampton, ON

Local government pushes ahead with demolition of prominent historic building in the face of widespread community opposition. Why it matters:…

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Future Heritage Designations in Ontario

Ontario

Ontario’s new More Homes, More Choice Act guts municipal ability to protect local heritage and gives final say over designation…

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White House

Stratford, ON

A majestic home risks losing its larger-than-life portico and its spacious grounds, key elements of its character that have made…

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St. Mary’s Pulp and Paper Mill

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Monumental Pulp Tower and Board Mill buildings in historic industrial complex need investment and vision to prevent their loss. Why…

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Nottawasaga Lighthouse

Collingwood, ON

Top 10 Endangered Places List: 2016 The Nottawasaga Lighthouse was decommissioned in 2003 after an engineering study noted that the…

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Petrie Building

Guelph, ON

Top 10 Endangered Places List: 2014 The Petrie Building in Guelph, ON, previously at risk of demolition by neglect, was…

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Guild Inn

Scarborough, ON

Top 10 Endangered Places List: 2011 The Guild Inn in Scarborough, ON, previously at risk of demolition by neglect, was…

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The Black Horse Pub and Pig’s Ear Tavern

Peterborough, ON

These are not only well-known watering holes, but also landmarks in Peterborough’s downtown core. Why it matters: The Black Horse…

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Davisville Junior Public School/ Spectrum Alternative Senior School

Toronto, ON

An exceptional mid-century modern school facing demolition. Why it matters An extraordinary example of mid-century modern architecture, this 1962 school…

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Somerset House

Ottawa, ON

Derelict for over a decade, this landmark downtown building is teetering on the brink. Why it matters: Built in stages…

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Gibson Isolation Hospital

Belleville, ON

TEARING DOWN A PIECE OF DEAF HERITAGE FOR PARKING SPACES Why it matters: This brick structure is one of just…

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Barber Paper Mill

Georgetown, ON

STAKEHOLDER IMPASSE THREATENS INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE SITE Why it matters: Established in 1854 on the banks of the Credit River in…

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Our Lady of Assumption Church

Windsor, ON

HOPE REMAINS FOR FUTURE OF HISTORIC CHURCH DESPITE FUNDRAISING ROLLERCOASTER RIDE   Why it matters: Our Lady of Assumption Church…

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Central Experimental Farm

Ottawa, ON

FEDS PLAY FAST AND LOOSE WITH A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Why it matters: A rare example of a farm within…

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Grand Trunk Railways Locomotive Repair Shops

Stratford, ON

RAILWAY LEGACY OR LOOMING LANDFILL? This massive industrial structure may be sent to landfill despite creative suggestions for adaptive use….

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Nor’Wester Mountain Range and Loch Lomond Watershed Reserve

Blake Township, Neebing, ON

WIND TURBINES TRUMP CULTURE AND NATURE This pristine cultural and natural landscape is the site of a proposed industrial wind…

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Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute (KCVI)

Kingston, ON

SCHOOL BOARD RECOMMENDING CLOSURE OF OLDEST SCHOOL IN ONTARIO IN FAVOUR OF NEW CONSTRUCTION Why it matters: Kingston Collegiate Vocational…

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Amherst Island, north-eastern shore of Lake Ontario

Amherst Island, ON

CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE LANDSCAPE, SITE OF PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL WIND TURBINE PLANT Why it matters: Situated along the north-eastern shore…

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24 and 28 King Street East, Gore Park

Hamilton, ON

THREATENED DUE TO QUESTIONABLE CITY DEAL WITH DEVELOPER City of Hamilton plays fast and loose with Victorian-era commercial buildings that…

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POW Camp 30

Clarington, ON

NEWLY DECLARED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE IS STRUGGLING AGAINST TIME AND VANDALS Why it matters: In 1925 John Jury donated 106…

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Hamilton Education Centre

Hamilton, ON

MODERNIST ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK HEADING FOR LANDFILL A demolition permit has been issued to Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board—a condition of its…

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Ontario Place

Toronto, ON

An internationally renowned modernist urban waterfront park has been partially shuttered with no legal protection for its heritage elements, pending…

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Bala Falls Cultural Landscape

Township of Muskoka, ON

GREEN ENERGY INTERSECTS WITH NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION INTERESTS A sensitive green energy project that could destroy the landmark…

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Cockshutt Office and Timekeeper’s Building

Brantford, ON

TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON DESIGNATED BUILDINGS One of the last physical reminders of Brantford’s great industrial past may get…

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Brighton Public School

Brighton, ON

TRYING TO TEACH A PRESERVATION MESSAGE A solid historic school that anchors the entrance to the downtown, the building is…

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Porter/McKinley Block

Chatham-Kent, ON

A CASE OF DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT This designated privately owned heritage building—home to one of the last remaining intact opera…

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Lansdowne Park

Ottawa, ON

A PUBLIC LEGACY SOLD SHORT  Ottawa city council has voted to proceed with a controversial redevelopment plan for Lansdowne Park,…

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Views of Legislative Assembly of Ontario Building

Toronto, ON

Historic views of Queen’s Park, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Building, will be permanently disfigured if a massive precedent-setting condo…

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Bellevue House

Amherstburg, ON

A CASE AT RISK OF DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT Dating from 1816 and connected with the War of 1812, one of…

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David Dunlop Observatory and Park

Richmond Hill, ON

ASTRONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE Proximity to Yonge Street, recent sale to an Ontario property developer, and a half-hearted approach to legal…

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All Heritage Conservation Districts in Ontario

Across Ontario

OMB DECISION DECLARES OPEN SEASON The Ontario Municipal Board’s approval of a 20-storey height tower inside the Port Dalhousie Heritage…

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The Old Grand Trunk Railway Station

Kingston, ON

LAST CALL FOR HISTORIC TRAIN STATION Kingston’s first train station remains in critical condition. If the present level of neglect…

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Riverdale Hospital

Toronto, ON

MODERNIST LANDMARK HEADING FOR LANDFILL In spite of massive public opposition, the Riverdale Hospital will be demolished to make way…

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48 Abell Street (John Abell Factory)

Toronto, ON

Background: The fight to save 48 Abell Street, a large 19th-century agricultural implements and farm machinery factory on Toronto’s Queen…

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Bata Shoe Headquarters

Toronto, ON

Background: Last September, Toronto city council voted 36-1 to reject a special heritage designation for North York’s former Bata shoe…

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Alma College

St. Thomas, ON

Background: For 129 years, the distinctive high Victorian Gothic Revival architecture of Alma College has stood proudly in St. Thomas,…

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Lister Block

Hamilton, ON

Update: This endangered site was successfully rehabilitated thanks to a team of creative and dedicated people. Inclusion on the list helped…

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Port Dalhousie

St. Catharines, ON

Background: Only months after it was formerly designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, Port Dalhousie’s heritage conservation district is being threatened…

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St. Joachim Church

Lakeshore, ON

Background: After four long years and one significant legal victory the members of Save Our Sanctuaries (SOS), a mostly francophone…

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Tivoli Theatre

Hamilton, ON

As several of Hamilton’s heritage buildings stand vacant, conservationists are hoping the preservation of the remains of the city’s historic…

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