Heritage Designations

    6 November 2006, early morning

I had always thought heritage designations for buildings existed to protect them from being demolished. If the city had some old-ass building it wanted to protect, because it was pretty or historically significant, the city could label it a heritage site and save it from the wrecking ball. Apparently I am naive, because Shima emailed me a list of heritage sites that have been demolished over the years. 168 buildings seems like a lot of buildings to me.



  1. “Most importantly, it provides a process to ensure that changes to the property respect its heritage value and are appropriately managed.”

    Perhaps complete destruction of those 168 sites was the most appropriate way to manage the desired property changes.

  2. are you f**ing serious? Make that two people in the naive club.

  3. To be fair, I think there is only a handful that were demolished post 2000. I don’t know if that has anything to do with how the laws have changed or Council being a bit more conscious of the Heritage Designation.. Maybe that’s something to look into… Current Issues Paper topic, Anyone? :P

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