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Development threatens historic Gould House in Uxbridge

Doug Moffatt, Uxbridge
May 22, 2015

A 39 unit "barracks" style condominium has been proposed for the 3.5 A. estate of Joseph Gould on Mill St. in Uxbridge. Under the development proposal by 2373521 Ontario Ltd. The existing home of the Gould family, who were founders of Uxbridge, will be relocated on the site and sold as a part of th... +read

ACO Toronto seeks Author for Book on Rosedale

Catherine Nasmith
May 21, 2015
For many years the Toronto Branch of Architectural Conservancy Ontario has dreamed of publishing a book on Rosedale architecture. The branch is  now in possession of all of the boxes of research compiled by the team led by Carolyn Neal. That material was catalogued by Sally Gibson in 2013.... +read

Nominations Open for Top Ten Endangered Places in Canada

Heritage Canada The National Trust
May 19, 2015
Our 12th Annual List of the Top 10 Endangered Places in Canada features heritage places we risk losing. When we lose our heritage places it hurts us all! At Heritage Canada The National Trust we work to save places that matter to Canadians supporting community groups and grassroots ... +read

Alderlea Awakens!

City of Brampton
May 11, 2015

Alderlea Awakens! Bramptons iconic historic mansion has been transformed into a magnificent event venue. The much anticipated opening of Alderlea, Bramptons crown jewel, has arrived! Following a comprehensive project involving selective demolition, heritage restoration, adaptive reuse, and a com... +read

Catherine Nasmith ACO President

Catherine Nasmith
May 04, 2015
Catherine Nasmith returns to the Presidency of ACO
Catherine Nasmith returns to the Presidency of ACO
I have been elected back to the Architectural Conservancy Ontario Presidency, succeeding Richard Longley, who now becomes Past President.  Pardon the article written in first person, I will keep it short, but wanted to toot the horn of the organization a bit for anyone not familiar with it. ht... +read

CBC Charlottetown

Wraps come off Tweel Property in Charlottetown

Forwarded by Chris Tweel, Architect
May 25, 2015
building 9 mos ago, congrats to Chris Tweel
building 9 mos ago, congrats to Chris Tweel
Great Good News story from Charlottetown, Chris Tweel unwraps heritage restoration at key Charlottetown intersection. To see the story, move the timeline to the 8 minute mark. ... +read

Globe and Mail: An Open Letter Re: The Victims of Communism Memorial

Why the Victims of Communism memorial needs a new site

Several Prominent Canadian Cultural Figures
May 22, 2015

Dear Members of the Board of Directors of Tribute to Liberty – Ludwik Klimkowski, Alide Forstmanis, Teresa Berezowski, Christine Dang, Ivan Grbesic, Paul Grod, Markus Hess, Robert Tmej, Byong Gil (Ron) Suh: We, the undersigned, respectfully ask your group to reconsider the construction of the... +read

Globe and Mail: Why the Gardiner East must GO

Tear it down: For Torontos brightest future, the eastern Gardiner Expressway must go

Alex Bozikovic
May 22, 2015
  Years of debate and studying have gone into deciding the fate of 1.7 kilometres at the Gardiner Expressway’s eastern edge. At stake: hundreds of millions of dollars in development, a fully realized waterfront and Toronto’s future. Yet the mayor believes it must stay up. He’... +read

National Post: Schooner Uncovered in Archaeological Dig at Toronto Waterfront

Archaeologists dig up 19th century schooner that might just be the oldest ship ever found in Toronto harbour

Kathleen McGouran
May 21, 2015

TORONTO • A routine archaeological excavation has uncovered a piece of Toronto history near the city’s old shoreline. The team that dug up remains of a 19th century schooner this week believes it may be one of the oldest ships found in the city yet. “Based on what we have seen so f... +read

Stratford Beacon Harold: GTR Trainshed

Riversedge Developments still hoping to realize its ambitious community-based plans for Cooper site

Mike Beitz
May 01, 2015

The developer behind the recently rejected proposal for the Cooper site in Stratford is still hoping to work with the city on the adaptive reuse of the former locomotive shops. Council voted earlier this week to turn down the offer from Riversedge Developments to purchase the property for a nominal... +read

Brantford Expositor: Onongaga Community Hall, J. Turner Architect to designate or demolish?

BRANT COUNTY: The future of Onondaga Community Hall stirs debate

Michael-Allan Marion
Apr 28, 2015

 0 Should Onondaga Community Hall be demolished or designated a heritage property? Brant Coun. Brian Coleman filed a notice of motion for Tuesday's county council meeting calling for the hall be "demolished and that the lands be utilized as a greenspace, with a commemorative marker of the hal... +read

Toronto Star: Role of GG Nasmith in World War I

Toronto sanitation expert identified poison gas used at Ypres

Mitch Potter
Apr 26, 2015

When chivalry died in the trenches of Ypres a century ago with the dawn of chemical warfare, Canada didn’t know what hit it. Day after day, conflicting reports grappled with the nature of the greenish-yellow noxious cloud that descended upon the Western Front in the late afternoon of April 22... +read

The Record: Council De-designates to permit demolition

Kitchener's Mayfair Hotel demolition gets green light

Hannah Eden
Apr 24, 2015

KITCHENER — City council voted Thursday to remove heritage protection from the former Mayfair hotel, paving the way for its imminent demolition. The vote to withdraw the city's notice of intention to designate the Mayfair came despite an effort by Coun. Frank Etherington to defer the vote to ... +read


Nasmith Avenue History

Keith Lawrance, a curious resident of Nasmith Avenue in Toronto
Apr 23, 2015

April 22, 2015 - Have you ever been curious as to how Nasmith Avenue got its name? Well, today is an important day for that question as it's 100 years to the day of a significant event in Canadian history that might be related to the "Nasmith" of Nasmith Avenue. Nasmith Avenue is a relatively "new"... +read

K-W Diocese withdraws application to demolish Sacred Heart convent building in Kitchener

Catherine Thompson
Apr 14, 2015
  KITCHENER — The Diocese of Hamilton has decided to withdraw its application to demolish the 1927 Sacred Heart convent building, after Kitchener's heritage committee moved to protect the building with a heritage designation. "We're ready to work with you and that is why we've withdrawn... +read

Rick Haldenby Lecture: When the New gets Old
June 2, 7 pm
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Heart of the Nation
Wednesday June 10th 2015
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Riverdale Historical Society AGM and May event
May 26, 2015
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42nd Annual Geranium Heritage House Tour
Sunday, June 7, 2015
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