The Top 10 List shines a national spotlight on historic places at risk.Here's the 2018 List, from west to east:
Victoria High School (Victoria, BC)
Seismic upgrades threaten the oldest high school in Victoria.
A. Minchau Blacksmith Shop (Edmonton, AB)
Weak legislation and inadequate financial incentives place this Old Strathcona boomtown gem at risk.
Moose Jaw Natatorium (Moose Jaw, SK)
Iconic Depression-era swimming facility will disappear if creative solutions for its renewal aren’t found.
Muscowequan Residential School (Lestock, SK)
Local Indigenous community fighting to save this crumbling residential school as a testament to resilience.
Former Carnegie Library and City of Winnipeg Archives (Winnipeg, MB)
Winnipeg’s first public library languishes years after storm damages roof.
St. Mary’s Pulp and Paper Mill (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
Monumental Pulp Tower in historic industrial complex needs investment and vision to prevent its loss.
White House (Stratford, ON)
A majestic home risks losing its larger-than-life portico and its spacious grounds, key elements of its character that have made it a prominent local landmark.
Royal Victoria Hospital (Montreal, QC)
The future of this historically significant, yet largely-abandoned complex is in limbo.
Covered Bridges of New Brunswick
These iconic structures are being lost across the province to flooding, maintenance issues and lack of expert attention.
1029 Tower Road (Halifax, NS)
Located just outside a heritage conservation district, this beautiful 19th century cottage may fall prey to densification pressure.
The List brings media attention and gives a welcome shot in the arm for local groups involved in challenging campaigns to save places that matter. We hope these historic places will enjoy positive outcomes similar to some of the List's success stories, like the Nottawasaga Lighthouse, Guild Inn and Petrie Building.
As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, the Canadian Construction Associationhas partnered with the National Trust for Canada to sponsor the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List.
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