Monday, March 29, 2010

Not an Onion headline

The City of Brantford has decided to completely demolish all 41 buildings with the help of Federal stimulus money.
Brantford, Ontario, plans to demolish a neighbourhood's worth buildings in its downtown, possibly the largest surviving assemblage of Confederation-era architecture. Intended beneficiary: the local campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. And profs who decry this vandalism get hauled in for questioning by the bosses. Karen Dearlove has the story at Active History a couple of weeks ago.
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