January 2021

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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.

About Dan Schneider

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Dan Schneider is a heritage enthusiast, policy wonk, writer and professional heritage consultant. Formerly senior policy advisor with the provincial culture ministry, Dan has much experience with the Ontario Heritage Act and heritage policy issues. A lawyer by training, he was lead policy expert on major changes to the Ontario Heritage Act in 2005 and 2006. His advice is frequently sought on questions related to Ontario's legislative and policy framework for heritage. Based in St. Marys, Ontario, Dan is Principal of Dan Schneider Heritage Consulting. He can be reached at danschneider@live.ca.