A stretch of 41 buildings on the south side of Colborne Street in
Brantford, Ontario is slated for demolition within only a couple of
weeks. Despite overwhelming evidence that many of these buildings are
of cultural heritage significance to the City of Brantford, that
rehabilitation pays and an offer from a prominent heritage property
developer to assist in that rehabilitation, City Council is pushing
ahead with demolition without having a plan to replace them with
anything other than a grassy slope.
This petition represents the people of the City of Brantford, across Ontario and beyond who oppose the demolition. We are petitioning the Ministry of Culture to exercise its authority to issue a stop work order so that some if possibly not all of these buildings can be retained and reused as part of a larger, healthy revitalization scheme.
With the right vision, and the right developers we can restore these buildings to their former grandeur and reclaim our downtown. Community, Heritage, and Economical Growth can co-exist!
Thank you to everyone so much for your support!
Please encourage others to sign this petition, and to join our facebook group; http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&ref=mb#!/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=264835224286 (1600 members and counting!)
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social bookmarking service, Russian Federation2 years ago Comments: OeeRev Thanks again for the blog. Cool.
Alexandra Frueh, Canada2 years ago Comments: I wrote to Mr Chan over a year ago and did not hear a response from him nor his office.There does not seem to be any accountability from our gov't representatives.I reside in Toronto and know this too well.Particularly galling in this case is that gov't (or more accurately Taxpayer's ) funds are being used to fund demolition of our important heritage structures.
Danielle Suzuki, Canada2 years ago Comments: -
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