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Loss of Canada's heritage buildings demands community action

Postby Admin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:21 pm

The loss of Canada’s heritage buildings demands community action

From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 10:19PM EDT
Last updated Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 5:11AM EDT

Canada’s heritage buildings are disappearing. In the past 30 years, more than one in every five pre-1920 heritage buildings have had a date with the wrecker’s ball. Even as this nation embarks on a massive program to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, our history is being dismantled, brick by brick.

Rather than wring hands or wait for the federal government to leap to the rescue, why don’t communities launch One Building programs, along the lines of the One City, One Book programs of hundreds of cities in North America?....

Read more at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ... le2210978/
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