Heritage Canada 2013 Top 10 Endangered Places & Worst Losses: Amherst Island due to Turbines

Amherst Is3Heritage Canada Foundation
OTTAWA, ON – June 26, 2013 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) has released its Top Ten Endangered Places and Worst Losses Lists drawing attention to architectural and heritage sites in Canada either threatened with demolition or already lost as part of its mission to raise awareness of the value that historic places bring to quality of life, local identity and cultural vitality.

The Endangered Places List, compiled from nominations received as well as from news items that HCF has been following and reporting on throughout the year includes (from west to east):

  • Main Post Office, Vancouver, BC—sold to an investment firm without heritage protection, this mid-century Modern landmark faces demolition for new development
  • Rossdale Power Plant, Edmonton, AB—plug may be pulled on downtown Edmonton’s designated industrial heritage landmark
  • Fort Qu’Appelle Sanatorium, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK—desparate need for solution as private owners struggle with redevelopment plans
  • 24 & 28 King St. E., Gore Park, Hamilton, ON—key components of historic Gore Park streetscape threatened due to city deal with developer
  • Amherst Island, (just west of Kingston) Lake Ontario, Loyalist Township, ON—proposed site of industrial wind turbine power installation would overwhelm unique cultural and natural heritage landscape. Read article

Also Read Why Amherst Island Matters (page 5)

6 thoughts on “Heritage Canada 2013 Top 10 Endangered Places & Worst Losses: Amherst Island due to Turbines

  1. Gore Park? In the middle of downtown Hamilton? That’s a surprise….and not a pleasant one. All of these locations are ridiculous, as are the sites everywhere, because of the futility of these installations!

    • Not sure what you mean here, Shellie. You think it’s ridiculous that Amherst Island made the top 10 endangered places due to the proposed industrial wind turbine project?

  2. Has anyone found any Blanding’s turtles yet on Amherst Island? This is the time of year when they come out to lay their eggs so a good time to look. Might see them just before dark.

    • I will ask about the Blanding’s turtle. I know there have been several snapping turtles seen burrowing in sandy areas beside ponds etc. Seems to be a bumper year for snappers; drivers have been stopping to move them off the gravel roads.

      • On the shy side and may only poke their noses out of the water if anyone is around. First time I saw one I thought it was a painted turtle at first but it was not flat enough to be a painted turtle. Easy to confuse with a painted turtle at first glance.

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