Endangered Places

The Quebec Bridge

St. Lawrence River, QC

LONGEST CANTILEVER BRIDGE SPAN IN THE WORLD RUSTING AWAY Why it matters: The Quebec Bridge will be 100 years old…

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Hôpital de la Miséricorde

Montreal, QC

INSTITUTIONAL LANDMARK IN NEED OF REVITALIZATION Why it matters: This large convent hospital complex built between 1853 and 1940 is…

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Belcourt Spirituality Centre

Rustico, PEI

GOOD FAITH LACKING IN DIOCESE’S DISMISSAL OF A CHERISHED COMMUNITY ASSET Why it matters: The Belcourt Centre, formerly St. Augustine’s…

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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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Rossdale Power Plant

Edmonton, AB

The City of Edmonton is balking at the cost of rehabilitating the decommissioned industrial site and contemplating stripping it of…

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Sackville United Church

Sackville, NB

DECK STACKED AGAINST YET ANOTHER FORMER CHURCH BUILDING Why it matters: A landmark in the heart of Sackville’s downtown since…

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Peace River Valley

Northeast BC

HYDRO POWER TRUMPS ABORIGINAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE Why it matters: Archaeological evidence and oral history bear witness to at least…

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Point Grey Secondary School

Vancouver, BC

SEISMIC MITIGATION PROGRAM POISED TO REDUCE HISTORIC SCHOOL TO RUBBLE Why it matters: Opened to students in 1929, Point Grey…

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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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East Coulee Truss Bridge

East Coulee, AB

TRESTLE BRIDGE NEEDS NEW LEASE ON LIFE Why it matters: The wooden C.P.R. ”Howe Truss” bridge over the Red Deer…

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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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Federally-owned Lighthouses

Federally-owned lighthouses deteriorate despite heritage legislation: Sambro Island, NS; Terence Bay, NS; Gannet Rock, NB; Nottawasaga Island, ON; Main Duck Island, ON; and…

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Estate of the Pères de Sainte-Croix

Lac Simon, QC

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE ON TENTERHOOKS Property owner circumvents heritage bylaw by making sale of lots contingent upon land severance. Why it…

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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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Vancouver West Side Character Homes and Gardens

Vancouver, BC

DEMOLITION OF ORGINAL HOUSING STOCK IN FAVOUR OF “MONSTER” HOUSES DECIMATING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND CHARACTER OF VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOODS Unfavourable zoning,…

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Robertson Headframe

Yellowknife, NWT

TOWERING SYMBOL OF GOLD MINING HERITAGE THREATENED The City of Yellowknife is balking at the cost of assuming maintenance of…

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Paramount Theatre

Edmonton, AB

CURTAINS CLOSING ON DOWNTOWN EDMONTON’S LAST HISTORIC CINEMA Development Pressures: Mid-Century Modern gem in the way of yet another tower…

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Gander International Airport Departures Lounge

Gander, NL

MID-CENTURY GEM SCHEDULED TO DEPART DUE TO DOWNSIZING The most important modernist room in Canada faces imminent destruction due to…

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St. Alphonsus Church

Victoria Mines, NS

COMMUNITY STAVES OFF CHURCH DEMOLITION BY DIOCESE The survival of St. Alphonsus Church depends on the community’s fundraising abilities and…

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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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Dennis Building

Halifax, NS

FUTURE OF PROVINCIALLY-OWNED BUILDING IS UNCERTAIN AFTER YEARS OF NEGLECT Once called “the finest office building in eastern Canada,” Internal…

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15 and 19 Wellington Row- “Jellybean Houses”

Saint John, NB

ARCHITECTURAL ORPHANS WILL SOON BE VICTIMS OF DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT The two City-owned iconic buildings known as the “jellybean houses,”…

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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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Fort Qu’Appelle Sanatorium

Fort Qu'Appelle

SASKATCHEWAN’S LAST TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM SUCCUMBING TO DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT Sold by the Province in 2005, the once beautiful “Fort San”…

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Main Post Office

Vancouver, BC

VANCOUVER’S POSTAL TEMPLE DESTINED TO BE “LOST IN THE MAIL” Sold by Canada Post with no heritage protection to an…

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Cap-des-Rosier Lighthouse National Historic Site

Gaspé, QC

Local community left holding the financial bag as federal government seeks to unload a “surplus” heritage lighthouse. Why it matters:…

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École Connaught Community School

Regina, SK

REGINA’S OLDEST SCHOOL SET FOR DEMOLITION DESPITE NEIGHBOURHOOD OUTCRY Rehab of well-loved historic school is being scuttled by School Board…

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Zion Baptist Church

Yarmouth, NS

CLOCK IS TICKING FOR IMPORTANT TOWN LANDMARK A part of the Yarmouth community for nearly 115 years, this unique church…

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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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Paramount Theatre

Chilliwack, BC

HISTORIC CITY-OWNED THEATRE FACES DESTRUCTION DESPITE YOUTHFUL GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN   11th hour community group plans to save historic cinema, but…

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Barron Building

Calgary, AB

BIRTHPLACE OF CALGARY’S OIL INDUSTRY FACES DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT Mired in legal wrangles and stalled development plans, this high-profile Calgary…

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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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Canada’s Lighthouses

National

IS IT LIGHTS OUT FOR CANADA’S LIGHTHOUSES? Local communities left holding the financial bag as federal government unloads hundreds of…

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Église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus

Montreal, QC

THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION IN 2010, THE CHURCH REOPENS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS IN 2014 Thanks to a dedicated group of…

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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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Riverview Hospital

Coquitlam, BC

EXTRAORDINARY GREATER VANCOUVER CULTURAL LANDSCAPE THREATENED WITH INSENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT The B.C. Government is rushing the redevelopment plans on the site…

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Kays Brothers Building / Welsh and Owen Building

Charlottetown, PEI

DOWNTOWN GEM THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION   The verdict on the future of the historic Kays Bros. Building in Charlottetown’s old…

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Cape Jourimain Lighthouse

Bayfield, NB

A FEDERALLY “RECOGNIZED” HERITAGE LIGHTHOUSE ABANDONNED TO THE ELEMENTS Declared surplus in 2010 by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans…

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Moose Jaw Civic Centre

Moose Jaw, SK

AWARD-WINNING MODERN HOCKEY ARENA FACES CRUSHING BODYCHECK Moose Jaw’s iconic modernist hockey arena, the Civic Centre, is being systematically gutted…

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Sillery District

Quebec, QC

FUTURE OF HISTORIC DISTRICT UNCERTAIN DESPITE 1964 PROVINCIAL DESIGNATION As early as 1964, the province of Quebec made the visionary…

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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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Fisherman’s Row Houses

Port Union, NL

ABSENTEE OWNERS THREATEN TO TURN HERITAGE HOUSES INTO DISTANT MEMORY Integral to Port Union National Historic Site, the Fisherman’s Row…

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Bank of Montreal Building

Edmonton, AB

ICONIC MODERN BANK TOWER FACES LIQUIDATION An intractable owner seeks to raze one of Edmonton’s finest modern heritage office buildings,…

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Mount Allison Memorial Library

Sackville, NB

Mount Allison University’s Board of Regents approved the demolition of its historic Memorial Library building for a new arts facility….

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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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