The "Top Ten" list of endangered places in Canada includes: British Columbia's Art Deco Vogue Theatre in Vancouver; the modernist Central Pentecostal Tabernacle in Edmonton; the Royal Canadian Legion building in Saskatoon; Winnipeg's King Building; the former lamp factory at 48 Abell Street in Toronto; the historic Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine House in Montreal; Nova Scotia's Seal Island lighthouse; the town of Tilting - a national historic site - in Newfoundland; and the Yukon's Herschel Island, an important cultural heritage site threatened by conditions attributed to global climate change. To download the complete report card in PDF format, visit: www.heritagecanada.org.
Monday, February 26, 2007
The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) has released its Canada's Endangered Places Report Card for 2006. The report card includes the top ten most endangered places and worst losses lists, and takes stock of the federal government's performance in 2006. "It's been a tumultuous year," said Natalie Bull, HCF's executive director. "With the loss of the federal Commercial Heritage Properties Incentive Fund and the Auditor General's second warning that heritage buildings are still at risk, the federal government once again gets a failing grade in its overall commitment to heritage conservation."