Top 10 Endangered Places List

The Top 10 Endangered Places List shines a national spotlight on historic places at risk due to neglect, lack of funding, inappropriate development or weak legislation. The List brings media attention and gives a welcome shot in the arm for local groups involved in challenging campaigns to save places that matter.

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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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A. Minchau Blacksmith Shop

Edmonton, AB

Weak legislation and inadequate financial incentives place this Old Strathcona boomtown gem at risk. Why it matters: Built in 1925,…

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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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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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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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Covered Bridges of New Brunswick

New Brunswick

These iconic structures are being lost across the province to flooding, maintenance issues and lack of expert attention. Why they…

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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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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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Former Carnegie Library and City of Winnipeg Archives

Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg’s first public library languishes years after storm damages roof. Why it matters: Built in 1903 with funds from US…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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St. Stephen Post Office

St. Stephen, NB

Top 10 Endangered Places List: 2016 The St. Stephen Post Office in St. Stephen, NB, previously at risk of demolition…

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St. Vital Roman Catholic Church

Battleford, SK

Demolition is looming for Saskatchewan’s oldest Roman Catholic Church if a new use and rehabilitation funds are not found. Why…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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