Save Dennistoun House and heritage preservation
We, the undersigned, residents of the City of Winnipeg and Osborne Village, draw the attention of City Council to the following: THAT 1.The delisting of Dennistoun House at 166 Roslyn Road sets an unfortunate precedent for heritage buildings in Winnipeg 2. Designed by one of western Canada's leading architects, and built for a prominent figure in Winnipeg's history, Dennistoun House serves as one of the last surviving tributes to Winnipeg's heritage 3. Sustainability was recognized at the "Speak Up Winnipeg" forum as key in defining the future of our City 4.Several jurisdictions in the United States and Europe have recognized the connection between heritage preservation and social, environmental and economic sustainability 5.A Green Heritage Building Program in Winnipeg would recognize the connection between heritage preservation and sustainability and establish a viable new industry for Winnipeg in terms of job creation and training opportunities. THEREFORE, your petitioners request that City Council i) recognize the importance of heritage preservation to the City of Winnipeg, ii) find alternative uses for Dennistoun House that are in keeping with the Osborne Village Neighborhood Plan and history of the City of Winnipeg, and iii) consider the establishment of a Green Heritage Building Program in the City of Winnipeg.