It should come as no surprise the loss of Alma College to fire in May, 2008 tops Heritage Canada Foundation’s worst losses list for the past year. After all the historic school for girls topped the Top Ten Endangered List not that long ago. It was inevitable that destruction by neglect, the accumulative toll of the elements and ultimately the allure of the vacant hulk as a haven for vandals would bring the main building to its knees. However a fitting epitaph would read, “Alma succumbed because of a lack of will by elected officials at all levels and the crass indifference of its owners.”
OTTAWA, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) has
released its Top Ten Endangered Places and Worst Losses Lists drawing
attention to a total of 17 architectural and heritage sites in Canada either threatened with demolition or already lost.