Monday, November 24, 2014

What's to become of...

                                                                                                                                  Photo by Barry Wallace
The former St. Alban's Anglican Church, on Highway 27 in Nobleton, was deconsecrated in June of last year and then was sold.   The large garish sign in front of the former church announces that the building is for lease and suggests that permitted uses include 'Commercial / Institutional / Restaurant / Daycare'.   No doubt, different people will have different ideas or suggestions.   One can only hope that a new tenant and the municipal powers-that-be will settle on some use that protects the historical, architectural, cultural and aesthetic heritage of this community centrepiece.   Let's hope the memory of St. Alban, who was martyred by beheading, is not besmirched by pizza or video games.

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Barry Wallace   

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