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What is worth preserving?

What is worth preserving? Our attitudes toward ruins and historically significant buildings and cultural landscapes have a relationship to a wider conversation about what matters. After the Second World War, destruction of heritage properties and landscapes was the norm in much of the world, a practice which in some cases continues today. Jane Jacobs among […]


Ontario’s land-use planning framework gives rise to three options for the adaptive reuse of heritage places of worship

The Wesley Mimico United Church redevelopment project is predicated upon the fact that churches are not autonomous agents with regard to heritage places of worship. They are, instead, part of a regulated land-use system. Hackworth and Gullikson (2013) A recent journal article by Jason Hackworth and Erin Gullikson of the University of Toronto outlines how Ontario’s […]


Wesley Mimico United Church was built in two stages

I’ve noted in a previous blog post that there’s a subtle difference in the colour of the brick exteriors of Wesley Mimico United Church, depending on which part of the building you happen to be looking at. The original building was built starting in 1922. It was, as I understand, completed around 1924. Construction on […]