The conversation about the fate of St. Giles continues in the Spectator. Plus, powerful social media engagement from a national heritage organization.
Shannon Kyles, president of the Hamilton branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, issued an urgent call for a plan for our historic places of worship. About St. Giles and sustainability, Kyles wrote, “The greenest building is the one that is already there. Many far less worthy buildings have been the lucky beneficiaries of adaptive reuse.”
Kyles invoked the site of the Connolly, or former James Street Baptist, discussed in my most recent op-ed. You can also read my reporting about St. Giles here and my op-ed here.
On Twitter, the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals / Association canadienne d’experts-conseils de patrimoine (CAHP-ACECP) shared my James Street Baptist op-ed:
Spectator print edition: “The fate of Hamilton’s places of worship” (Feb. 24, 2021, A13) | online: “We need a plan to save Hamilton’s places of worship” (Feb. 23. 2021)
The Hamilton Spectator (est. 1846) is published by Metroland Media Group, a division of Torstar.
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