(March 27, 2023) At Monday night’s Stratford City Council meeting, nine thoughtful, intelligent presentations argued in favour of designating Avon Crest. You can watch the video of the meeting here: Speakers argued for designation to protect our 132-year old hospital on the basis of its architectural, historical and heritage value, in order to avoid... Continue Reading →

Be Open to New Possibilities

Be Open to New Possibilities was the second public meeting of the SAVE AVON CREST committee. This event, held on March 16, 2023, was sponsored by the Architectural Conservancy Ontario, Stratford-Perth County branch. Four speakers presented information on the history of the building, importance to the community, changing regulations on building demolition and the environment,... Continue Reading →

Eyesore or gem? The fight to save Stratford’s historic hospital from the wrecking ball

CBC London reports that, "Preservationists are drawing a line in the sand in defence of Stratford's historic first hospital."Avon Crest "is architecturally significant ... because the old building includes the latest technological innovation of the time — ventilation spires to allow fresh air to flow directly to patients...." Continue reading  --->

Community group advocates against demolition of Avon Crest, Stratford’s first hospital

Canadian Architect, the architecture magazine read by thousands across the country, has published an article about the intended demolition of Avon Crest. The authors, Robert Lemon and Howard Shubert of Save Avon Crest, write: "Instead of allowing demolition, the City should work towards the building’s repurposing, heritage listing, and designation." "What could this historic hospital... Continue Reading →

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