CCA encourages action on the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List

OTTAWA, May 28, 2018 – Canadian Construction Association (CCA), in support of its ongoing commitment to community benefits, is the 2018 sponsor of the National Trust for Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places List. CCA encourages its members and the public to check the list announced today to help save places that matter to them. Visit nationaltrustcanada.ca/what-we-offer/endangered-places to see the 2018 list. 

Places built by CCA members make a difference 

“The Top 10 Endangered Places List is an important tool that helps draw attention to the diversity of Canada’s historic places and the challenges they face,” says Natalie Bull, the National Trust for Canada’s executive director. “We hope the release of the 2018 List will help support local community groups involved in saving these 10 great historic places.”   

“Our member companies contribute so much to their communities. The buildings – be it a school, a library or sports facility, to name a few – and places they construct make a difference in people’s lives. They have likely built some of the buildings featured on the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List or live closeby,” said Zey Emir, CCA chair. “Helping the National Trust for Canada shed light on these places is a great way to celebrate CCA’s centennial. We encourage our members and the public to check the 2018 list to see if a nearby or otherwise cherished place is on the list and see how they can help save places that matter.” 

Diversity of historic places 

The Top 10 Endangered Places List is based on the nominations submitted by Canadians. “The National Trust has done a tremendous job compiling this list which is very varied geographically and by the type of place that is in danger,” said Zey. The places on the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List include:  

  1. Victoria High School (Victoria, BC) 
  1. A. Minchau Blacksmith Shop (Edmonton, AB) 
  1. Moose Jaw Natatorium (Moose Jaw, SK) 
  1. Muscowequan Residential School (Lestock, SK) 
  1. Former Carnegie Library and City of Winnipeg Archives (Winnipeg, MB) 
  1. St. Mary’s Pulp and Paper Mill (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) 
  1. White House (Stratford, ON) 
  1. Royal Victoria Hospital (Montreal, QC) 
  1. Covered Bridges (NB) 
  1. 1029 Tower Road (Halifax, NS) 

The National Trust website features more information on each place as well as information on how to get involved. 

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About CCA 

Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national voice for the construction industry in Canada representing over 20,000 member firms in an integrated structure of some 63 local and provincial construction associations. Construction employs close to 1.4 million people and generates about $120 billion to the economy annually. cca-acc.com  

 

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