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Webgear
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posted 26 March 2008 03:15 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was conducting some family research on the internet the other night for an upcoming trip to Toronto this spring.

I was looking forward to visiting some family cemeteries and buildings in the Scarborough area, mainly in the area of Kingston Road.

I was shocked to learn that a historical site I was going to visit has been turn into a pub.

While conducting other research I discovered this also happened in the Hamilton at two other historical sites however these buildings were torn down and replaced by condos.

I was disappointed to learn this was an increasing trend in the GTA and most of southern Ontario.

Should we be saving our historical sites from developers?

[ 29 March 2008: Message edited by: Webgear ]


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Webgear
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posted 26 March 2008 05:37 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Clock ticking on plan to save historic Winnipeg site


THERE WILL BE A LAST MINUTE PUBLIC AWARENESS WALK-ABOUT IN COSTUME.

DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 27TH TOMORROW!!!

TIME: 7:00 A.M. TO 9:00 A.M.

PLACE: ON MAIN STREET ADJACENT TO THE FORT GARRY GATE, AND POTENTIALLY IN FRONT OF THE VIA RAIL STATION.

COSTUMING: cover the gamut from 1817 (Fort Gibraltar II) through to the 1870s. The more colorful, the better.

Sorry for the last minute wake-up call, and even more sorry for the fact that the organizers want participants on site between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Please advise as to whether or not you can fit it in to your busy schedule.

This was received by an email. It also appears Manitoba historical sites are being destroyed by developers.


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Webgear
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posted 29 March 2008 08:13 AM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Upper Fort Garry site saved, developer drops apartment plan

Late on Friday afternoon, Crystal Developers walked away from a $1.2-million deal for a chunk of surplus city land at the corner of Fort Street and Assiniboine Avenue -- an empty parking lot that had become the most contentious piece of real estate in Winnipeg.


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posted 29 March 2008 10:54 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Right on. Webgear: You might want to change the title of this thread to a more generic one.
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posted 29 March 2008 11:36 AM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am glad the site is saved.
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posted 29 March 2008 02:26 PM      Profile for Frustrated Mess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am certainly sympathetic Webgear. Our consumer culture only values new and those old buildings with history and character only stand in the way of glass and steel mono-culture.

Every September 11 when remaining veterans and the media ask "don't our children learn history?", I want to answer that history becomes alive when it can be seen and touched and history is buried under the rubble left by developers.

[ 29 March 2008: Message edited by: Frustrated Mess ]


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posted 29 March 2008 03:22 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Frustrated Mess

It is disappointing that our current culture is so bland and boring. These new modern buildings lack the details of life and spirit; it is very disappointing that historical buildings with character and history are so easily replaced.

The building in the opening post that is currently a pub was a building built by my ancestors. I have seen many pictures of the building, it was once a wonderful field stone building and now it is a modern consumer Irish style pub that is not like a real Irish pub.

History is not a strong Canadian trait; I have done some volunteer work at several historical sites over the last few years and the questions that people ask is very disappointing at the very least.

We have no culture in Canada, no pride.


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posted 05 April 2008 04:18 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Another historical building lost.

An investigation was launched Saturday after flames tore through Quebec City's historic armoury, leaving the Canadian landmark in ruins.


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posted 07 April 2008 02:17 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Barns vital part of heritage; Grey-Bruce full of historic barns

Grey-Bruce likely has more barns per square kilometre than anywhere else in Ontario, even though they are being lost here, as elsewhere, to disuse, development and acts of nature.


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