Endangered Places

Vancouver Schools- Kitsilano Senior Secondary

Vancouver, BC

SEISMIC SHAKEDOWN Historic Kitsilano Senior Secondary School faces demolition at the hands of an opportunistic school board using provincial seismic…

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Warehouse District

Winnipeg, MB

Unchecked demolition and unsympathetic replacement buildings are diminishing a turn-of-the-century concentration of buildings unrivalled in Canada Why it matters: Winnipeg’s warehouse…

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Canada’s Lighthouses

National

LIGHTS OUT FOR CANADA’S LIGHTHOUSES Despite the efforts of Senators, Members of Parliament, heritage organizations and volunteer citizens to get…

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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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St. Philip’s Anglican Church

Portugal Cove, NL

Vandals brutalized the 115-year old St. Philip’s Anglican Church by ripping off its steeple after the Town of Portugal Cove-St….

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Company Houses

Cape Breton, NS

The once prolific workers cottages, known as “company houses,” that dotted the landscape of industrial Cape Breton are beginning to…

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Calgary Malting and Brewing Co.

Calgary, AB

BREWING FOR A FIGHT A demolition permit is being sought for four of the oldest buildings at the Calgary Brewing…

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Redpath Mansion

Montreal, QC

Brought back from the brink of demolition twice, what remains of the Redpath Mansion—a rare vestige of the fabled Square…

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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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Dominion Exhibition Display Building II

Brandon, MB

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE SORELY NEGLECTED Lack of funding support from the provincial and federal governments—who have both designated this monument…

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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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Moncton High School

Moncton, NB

USE IT OR LOSE IT Moncton High School is one of hundreds of historic schools from the first half of…

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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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Crowsnest Pass Mining Complexes and Coleman’s Historic Downtown

Crowsnest Pass, AB

CANARY IN A COAL MINE Even though mining sites in the Crowsnest Pass are designated, they are suffering from neglect,…

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Franciscan Sisters Missionaries of Mary Monastery and Chapel

Quebec, QC

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE A demolition permit has been issued to tear down the monastery and its 124-year-old chapel on…

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Pantages Theatre

Vancouver, BC

CURTAINS FOR HISTORIC THEATRE After three years of negotiation, a redevelopment plan for this historic theatre was scuttled last September…

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Grenville Canal

Grenville, QC

VILLAGE HAS WILL, LACKS MEANS TO SAVE HISTORIC CANAL Overwhelmed by the high costs of restoration and maintenance, the small…

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St Mary’s Community School

Saskatoon, SK

CITY REFUSES TO REUSE AND RECYCLE   St. Mary’s is one of hundreds of historic community schools from the first…

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St. Patrick’s Church

Halifax, NS

A LANDMARK IN LIMBO The church’s predicament underscores the pressures exerted on places of worship by declining numbers of congregants,…

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Winter Street Prison

Sherbrooke, QC

CRUMBLING BEHIND BARS The future of the Winter Prison complex remains uncertain. This unique historic landmark is succumbing to decay…

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Alexander Bridge House

Bonavista, NL

STRUGGLING AGAINST A TIDE OF DECAY All too often, local preservation and historical societies which are mostly run by volunteers…

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Old St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church

Calgary, AB

HISTORIC PIONEER CHURCH LEFT TO VANDALS The future of the church is dependent upon finding adequate restoration funding, the willingness…

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Church of the Holy Cross

Skatin, BC

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD Although the federal government is engaged in commemorating Canada’s national historic sites,…

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Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Winnipeg, MB

AIRPORT HEADING FOR CRASH LANDING The future of this extraordinary public building is dependent upon it overcoming inadequate protective legislation…

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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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Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Roundhouse

Biggar, SK

Why it matters: Built in 1909 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR), this extremely well-preserved locomotive roundhouse in Biggar,…

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BENS Deli Restaurant

Montreal, QC

LANDMARK EATERY DESTINED FOR THE DUMP BENS Delicatessen, a Montréal Art Deco landmark with its famous wrap-around illuminated corner sign,…

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Herschel Island (Qikiqtaruk)

Beaufort Sea, YK

Background: Herschel Island, an important cultural heritage site, is being slowly washed away by rising sea levels that are attributed…

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Town of Tilting

Fogo Island, NL

Why it’s important: The Fogo Island town of Tilting has been identified by Parks Canada as one of the country’s…

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Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine House

Montreal, QC

Why It Matters: This three-storey Georgian mansion, located on prime real estate below René Levesque Boulevard, was built between 1844…

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Creston Downtown Grain Elevators

Creston, BC

Background: In the southern B.C. interior town of Creston, two wooden grain elevators are up for sale and facing an…

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King Building

Winnipeg, MB

Background: Following a fire in 1991, the boarded-up King building has been left to the elements—a classic case of demolition…

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Vogue Theatre

Vancouver, BC

Background: The Vogue Theatre, a landmark on downtown Vancouver’s Granville Street and a magnificent example of the Art Deco style,…

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Seal Island Lighthouse

Bay of Fundy, NS

Background: Dating from 1831, Seal Island is the oldest wooden lighthouse in Nova Scotia but is quickly falling into ruin….

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Central Pentecostal Tabernacle

Edmonton, AB

Background: Advocates for the preservation of the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle, a pair of landmark modernist buildings that have been described…

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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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Royal Canadian Legion Building

Saskatoon, SK

Background: Built in 1929 by veterans of the First World War, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #63, was constructed as…

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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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Bell Barn

Indian Head, SK

Why it matters: Built by Major William Bell in 1882, the round fieldstone Bell Barn is one of Saskatchewan’s oldest…

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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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Burrard Bridge

Vancouver, BC

Why It Matters: Completed in 1932 to provide a high-level crossing to western Vancouver neighbourhoods, the bridge is considered a…

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Lessard House

Edmonton, AB

Background: Built in 1913, the Queen Anne style house with large attic gable, distinctive round tower and wrap around verandah…

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Officers’ Mess and Quarters, Work Point Military Base

Esquimalt, BC

Background: Built in 1888 on a short spit of land extending into the entrance of Victoria Harbour, the Officers’ Mess…

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“Twisted Sisters” Citadel Views

Halifax, NS

Background: United Gulf Development Ltd. has applied for a development agreement to permit the construction of two 27-storey towers on…

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York Street Train Station

Fredericton, NB

Background: Once a busy transportation hub, today Fredericton’s York Street railway station stands abandoned and dilapidated. Its windows are boarded…

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Southwest Point Lighthouse

Anticosti Island, QC

Background: Dating from 1831, this magnificent 24 m. tall stone tower with lantern and gallery originally painted white with two…

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E & N Railway Roundhouse

Victoria, BC

Background: The 10-stall roundhouse on the Esquimalt to Nanaimo (E&N) Railway dates from 1912, is municipally designated and, with several…

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5 Place Ville Marie

Montreal, QC

Background: Part of an outstanding example of modern heritage in Quebec and an urban landmark in Montréal, 5 Place Ville-Marie…

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