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Edelweiss Village

Golden, BC

Why it matters: Edelweiss Village is the historic home base of the legendary Swiss Guides who introduced European-style hiking and…

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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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Ring Houses (University of Alberta)

Edmonton, AB

Why it matters: The February announcement of the pending demolition of the University of Alberta’s (U of A) four historic…

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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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Hudson’s Bay Company Building

Winnipeg, MB

Why it matters: The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) opened the downtown Winnipeg department store in 1926 as its Canadian flagship, prominently situated on Portage…

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Vancouver’s Chinatown

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver’s Chinatown – Development wave crushes culturally unique neighbourhood.   Why it matters: Canada’s largest Chinatown stands as a testament…

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Canada’s Wooden Grain Elevators

Throughout Canada

Canada’s Wooden Grain Elevators – Rural icons vanishing from the landscape. Why they matter: Towering above country scenes, wooden grain…

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Endangered Places List 2020 – A Year in Review

Since 2003, the National Trust’s Endangered Places List has shone a national spotlight on heritage places at risk across Canada…

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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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Île d’Orléans

Île d'Orléans, QC

A controversial new bridge and ongoing development pressures threaten the important cultural landscape of l’Ile D’Orléans. Why it matters: The…

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Rubin Block

Winnipeg, MB

Property owner is jeopardizing a key building in Winnipeg’s South Osborne Street commercial strip through demolition by neglect. Why it…

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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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Cyclorama of Jerusalem

Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré, QC

Canada’s only monumental painted panorama is at risk of destruction without Quebec heritage classification. Why it matters: The 120-year-old Cyclorama…

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Birtle Residential School

Birtle, MB

One of the last remaining Residential Schools in Manitoba is at risk and needs protection while its future is decided….

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Glenora Neighbourhood

Edmonton, AB

One of Edmonton’s most historic residential neighbourhoods is quickly being eroded by unchecked development. Why it matters: Glenora is one…

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Grand Bank Downtown and Waterfront

Grand Bank, NL

Incremental losses erode the potential revitalization of historic waterfront and downtown. Why it matters: The historic waterfront and downtown core…

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United Memorial Church

Halifax, NS

Church erected as a memorial to the victims of the 1917 Halifax Explosion faces demolition for a condo development. Why…

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1029 Tower Road

Halifax, NS

Located within a registered heritage streetscape, this beautiful 19th century cottage may fall prey to densification pressure. Why it matters:…

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Moose Jaw Natatorium

Moose Jaw, SK

Iconic Depression-era swimming facility will disappear if creative solutions for its renewal aren’t found. Why it matters: For decades, this…

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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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Victoria High School

Victoria, BC

Seismic upgrades threaten the oldest high school in Victoria. Why it matters: Built of noble materials in the Classical Revival…

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Muscowequan Residential School

Lestock, SK

Local Indigenous community fighting to save this crumbling residential school as a testament to resilience. Why it matters: Of the…

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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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Royal Victoria Hospital

Montreal, QC

The future of this historically significant, yet largely-abandoned complex is in limbo. Why it matters: Built in 1893 thanks to…

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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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Cathédrale Saint-Germain

Rimouski, QC

An iconic Roman Catholic cathedral in limbo. Why it matters: Built between 1854 and 1862, the Saint-Germain Cathedral was designed…

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Young Avenue

Halifax, NS

Serial demolition undermines the character of a historic residential boulevard. Why it matters: Young Avenue is a unique streetscape that…

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Wallingford-Back Mine

Mulgrave-et-Derry, QC

A stunning industrial landscape that became a beloved local asset is threatened with destruction. Why it matters: Situated inside a…

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Manie Opera Society

Lethbridge, AB

The oldest building in downtown Lethbridge’s Chinatown district: empty, crumbling and awaiting reuse. Why it matters: Built around 1907, the Manie…

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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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Hangar 11

Edmonton, AB

One of the last World World II hangars at the former Edmonton Municipal Airport. Why it matters: Built in 1942,…

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Sinclair Centre

Vancouver, BC

Four federal heritage buildings make up the Sinclair Centre, at risk from office tower development. Why it matters: The Sinclair…

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Bryn Mawr

St. John’s, NL

A historic former summer home and local landmark. Why it matters: Built in 1907, Bryn Mawr (also known as Baird…

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Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Penitentiary National Historic Site

Laval, QC

Historic federal penitentiary wasting away Why it matters: From the time of its opening in 1873 until its closure in…

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Prairies Grasslands

Saskatchewan

A storied landscape of natural and cultural value at risk Why it matters: In the 1930s, overworked lands plagued by…

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Harbour Grace Court House National Historic Site

Harbour Grace, NL

Handsome colonial treasure deserves a fair trial Why it matters: Newfoundland and Labrador’s oldest public building, the Harbour Grace Court…

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Former Royal Alberta Museum

Edmonton, AB

Modernist gem under threat Why it matters: Set on the park-like grounds of Government House overlooking the North Saskatchewan River,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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