On June 18, 2019 the National Trust for Canada released its newest list of endangered places across Canada
According to a news release sent out by the National Trust for Canada, the 2019 list includes (from west to east):
- Glenora Neighbourhood (Edmonton, AB) – One of Edmonton’s most historic residential neighbourhoods is quickly being eroded by unchecked development.
- St. Vital Church (Battleford, SK) – Demolition is looming for Saskatchewan’s oldest Roman Catholic Church if a new use and rehabilitation funds are not found.
- 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.
- Rubin Block (Winnipeg, MB) – Property owner is jeopardizing a key building in Winnipeg’s South Osborne Street commercial strip through demolition by neglect.
- 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.
- All Future Heritage Designations (Province of Ontario) – Ontario’s new More Homes, More Choice Act guts municipal ability to protect local heritage and gives final say over designation to appointed tribunals.
- Ile D’Orléans (Quebec) – A controversial new bridge and ongoing development pressures threaten the important cultural landscape of l’Ile D’Orléans.
- Cyclorama of Jerusalem (Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré, QC) – Canada’s only monumental painted panorama is at risk of destruction without Quebec heritage classification.
- United Memorial Church (Halifax, NS) – Church erected as a memorial to the victims of the 1917 Halifax Explosion faces demolition for a condo development.
- Grand Banks Downtown and Waterfront (Grand Banks, NL) – Incremental losses erode the potential revitalization of historic waterfront and downtown.
White House in Stratford featured in 2018 list of endangered heritage properties
A building in Stratford known as the White House made the list in 2018.
By way of an update: The building’s Southern-styled portico, supported by 18 two-storey concrete columns, is now gone. The house, however, remains standing – it’s an impressive building.