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Old places support a sound, sustainable and vibrant economy
By Thompson M. Mayes. Old places are deeply beneficial to people because of the way they give us a sense of continuity, identity and belonging; because they inspire us with awe, beauty and sacredness; because they tell us about history, ancestry and learning; and because they foster healthy, sustainable communities ...
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How Doors Open Ontario activates the province’s communities
The Ontario Heritage Trust’s Doors Open Ontario program works with communities and partners to open the doors, gates and courtyards of Ontario’s most unique and...
The case for craftsmanship
One of the greater pleasures of working in architectural conservation in Ontario is the opportunity it provides to work with traditional building materials: the timber...
Quiet on the set
Shaftesbury is the company behind the hit television series Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake Mysteries, both of which air on CBC in Canada and are...
The economic halo effect of sacred places: Measuring civic impact in an innovative new way
Nestled in the old city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Old St. George’s United Methodist Church is a “mother church” of the denomination and the oldest Methodist...
Case study: Brockville Railway Tunnel
Location: 1 Block House Island Road, BrockvilleOwner: City of BrockvillePartners: Brockville Railway Tunnel Committee (plus countless generous donors)Original use: Canada’s first railway tunnel and part...
Case study: Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant (Owen Sound)
Location: 1198 1st Avenue East, Owen SoundOwner: City of Owen SoundPartners: Kloeze Family (Mudtown Station Inc.)Original use: Passenger train station (Owen Sound Canadian Pacific Railway...
Learning from the past
Heritage has always been at the heart of the University of Windsor’s ambitious plan to preserve the century-old Windsor Armouries and transform the building into...
Museums and heritage: Building livable communities through soft power
Museums and heritage are engines of urban redesign and revitalization. Lord Cultural Resources has worked in 450 cities worldwide on some 2,600 museums, cultural plans...