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The Conservation Review Board fades to black

The clock has run down on Ontario’s Conservation Review Board, a fixture for 46 years of our heritage protection regime. Along with the Ontario Heritage Trust, the CRB was one of our two cultural heritage-focused provincial agencies. 

We should be sorry to see it go.

Here We Go Again: Task Force Report proposes looney heritage changes

Happy Heritage Week!

In 2019 the province passed Bill 108 (the More Homes, More Choices Act), a developer-friendly grab-bag of changes including amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act.1

In the climate crisis, how do we make the case for older buildings?

We are coming late to grasping the grave threat that climate change poses to our economy, our society and our safety. 

What Ever Happened to Building Stories?

What's Up (or Down) with Demolition vs Alteration

Editor’s note: I am happy to welcome another special guest (who also happens to be my friend and near-neighbour) to OHA+M.  

Ontario abandons its principles (a good thing) 

The long-delayed changes to the Ontario Heritage Act will — finally — take effect on July 1. 

Demolition: Fix the Building Code not the Heritage System!

Ontario Gets a Slap

Dominion Foundry Complex     Vik Pahwa Photo

How do you stop a demolition?

That of course is the perennial question for built heritage advocates.

Remembering Parks Canada’s Historic Places Initiative