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Personal Message from Catherine Nasmith

Catherine Nasmith
Jul 18, 2014
Catherine Nasmith and brother Carl Stryg
Catherine Nasmith and brother Carl Stryg
From July 27-August first I will be riding 600k from Toronto to Montreal in memory of my brother Carl Stryg. I am just short of my goal of raising $20,000.00, and in second place in fundraising.  Riding is a comfort through a difficult time, providing quiet time to reflect. Many BHN readers ha... +read

OMB Blockbusting Decision for Toronto's College Street

Catherine Nasmith
Jul 17, 2014
Rendering showing development in context, including Lillian Smith Library
Rendering showing development in context, including Lillian Smith Library
When I argued at Queen’s Park in favour of Rosario Marchese’s bill to free Toronto from the OMB, I was accused of hyperbole in saying that the OMB blockbusts neighbourhoods. In my follow up remarks to the Committee members I spoke about the imminent potential for the OMB to make a decis... +read

York Square Designation Moving Forward at Last

Catherine Nasmith
Jul 17, 2014
York Square, Diamond and Myers, 1969
York Square, Diamond and Myers, 1969
 At the June meeting of Toronto East York Community Council at long last the motion to designate York Square was passed unanimously. York Square, at the corner of Yorkville and Avenue Road was one of the earliest projects of the firm Diamond and Myers, and revolutionary in its day. It was the ... +read

The National Trust Congratulates Saskatchewan on Renewal of Main Street Program

Heritage Canada The National Trust Release
Jul 15, 2014
Ottawa, ON July 15, 2014 – Heritage Canada The National Trust is pleased to announce that Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport has recently renewed Main Street Saskatchewan and established it as an on-going program. The new Main Street Saskatchewan program is accepting app... +read

Heritage Day in Nova Scotia

Phil Pacey-Nova Scotia Heritage Foundation
Jun 26, 2014
For almost as long as I can remember, Heritage Canada has been promoting the idea that the third Monday in February should be designated as Heritage Day, and should become a statutory holiday. A number of provinces have declared a holiday, with various names. So far as I know, none have called it H... +read

Stratford Gazette: GTR Train Sheds Ten Most Endangered Spaces List

Local landmark named to national endangered list

Jeff Heuchert
Jul 23, 2014

Local heritage advocates aren’t the only ones picking up the fight to save the former GTR repair shops on the Cooper site. Announced earlier this week, the Ten Most Endangered Spaces List – compiled annually by Heritage Canada’s National Trust to bring attention to historic places... +read

Viemo: Time- Animation of Toronto construction over 100 years

Animation

forwarded by Sue Dexter
Jul 22, 2014
A very interesting animated history of several streets and the Toronto skyline over 100 years.... +read

Heritage Canada National Trust Top Ten Endangered List


Jul 18, 2014

Every year, Heritage Canada The National Trust puts together this list from places all across the country. Over the years many of the properties have been saved, and the publicity around being on this list helps, encourages owners and others to take another look. So, from the Ontario governor for H... +read

Globe and Mail: National Parks Over-developed

National parks under threat, report says

Gloria Galloway
Jul 17, 2014

From the caribou breeding grounds in the Northwest Territories to the diverse forests of New Brunswick, the country’s leading wilderness advocate says the integrity of Canada’s parks is being threatened by budget cuts, human activity and, especially, resource extraction. A copy of the a... +read

Globe and Mail: Save Bala Falls - Last Legal Appeal

Publics right to portage at heart of Crown-land case


Jul 17, 2014
To Portage or not to Portage...conflicting signs reflect conflict between levels of government
To Portage or not to Portage...conflicting signs reflect conflict between levels of government
A township in the heart of Ontario cottage country has asked the province’s top court to overturn a government ban and recognize the public’s right to portage a historic canoe route at Bala Falls. The Ontario Court of Appeal heard arguments in the case on Monday. Its decision, expected ... +read

Globe and Mail: Save Bala Falls Appeal

Portage ban provokes a very Canadian fight

Renata D'Aliesio
Jul 14, 2014

Do we have the right to portage our canoes over ancient paths, or can the government stop us in the name of modernity? Allan Turnbull plunges a wooden paddle into the Moon River, slowly steering his gold-coloured canoe toward the cascading Bala Falls. It’s a bright, blistering day, but the wa... +read

University of Toronto: Woodcliffe Gift to John H. Daniels honours Paul Oberman

Gift Honours Urban Visionary Paul Oberman


Jul 14, 2014

Like her late husband, the passionate urban visionary Paul Oberman, Eve Lewis (MScPl 1981) is committed to the enhancement and preservation of architectural landmarks that reflect the heritage of the local community. This commitment inspired her and business partner, Ron Kimel, to make a $1 million ... +read

New York Times: Threat to a Paul Rudolph

Rethinking a Spurned Landmark

Robin Pogregin, forwarded by Peter Hobbs
Jul 07, 2014

As an architect, Gene Kaufman doesn’t typically save buildings; he designs them. But when he heard of plans to change Paul Rudolph’s celebrated but shuttered government building in Goshen, N.Y., as part of a renovation plan, he decided to step in. “To lose a building like this wo... +read

Events
Heritage Toronto Legacies Gained, Legacies Lost?
August 6 @ |
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Heritage Toronto Stare of Heritage Consultation
Tuesday July 22
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Cultural Landscapes Course (HA489G)
September 22 - 27
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