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Galt's Southworks site at risk

The proposed scale dwarfs nearby heritage assets such as Galt's iconic church spires.

Last remaining heritage industrial complex

May 31, 2017

Galt, now amalgamated into Cambridge, was recognized both locally and internationally as an industrial powerhouse beginning in the mid 1800’s. Its last remaining industrial heritage complex, Southworks, is slated for redevelopment and partial demolition.

Local heritage advocates welcome the revitalization of the downtown but the developers propose to build two 20 storey apartment towers as well as remove close to 60% of the site’s heritage structures, described as a cathedral of industry.

ACO Cambridge President, Jeremy Hetherington, is Guest Columnist in the Cambridge Times.  Find the column and issues here:

https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/7343689-facts-don-t-support-proposed-gaslight-district-plan/

Type of News Item: board member; outreach; media/communications; professional support

For More Information Contact:
    ACO Cambridge Board Executive
    heritage.cambridge@gmail.com

Location Information:
    Southworks
    64 Grand Ave S
    (f)Cambridge, ON

Associated Document:
     Cambridge Times Guest Column (Acrobat PDF file)

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