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 be repurposed for?” the authors ask. They propose that: “Under the current institutional zoning, health care-related uses could be a family health clinic, a hospice or a rehab centre. With a zoning amendment—which the City could offer to the HPHA as a carrot in exchange for designation—it could be reimagined as housing, offices, a hotel or a Ronald McDonald house, generating revenue to fund the repurposing.”

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