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Unity Commons
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1303 Fairfield Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
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[Fairfield] Unity Commons (Fairfield United Church) | Rentals, commercial | Approved


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#121 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:27 PM

The church activity building was demolished today
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#122 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 04:13 PM

Demolition of the main church is now well underway with the roof and some of the supporting structure gone (as of today)...

#123 aastra

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 04:22 PM

So great. Victoria is awesome. Can't wait to see the heritage plaque or whatever.


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#124 IPH

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:35 AM

So great. Victoria is awesome. Can't wait to see the heritage plaque or whatever.

Council has decided to ban heritage plaques because like plastic bags they only get used once and are not recycled on multiple buildings :rolleyes:



#125 Nparker

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:36 AM

Council has decided to ban heritage plaques because like plastic bags they only get used once and are not recycled on multiple buildings 

They also become troublesome in the future when it comes time to re-write or erase history to suit the narrative of the time.



#126 aastra

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:19 AM

That's true. Heritage buildings are a small matter to wipe out, but people would flip if you tried to alter a heritage plaque.



#127 aastra

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 05:32 PM

As this 1940s aerial pic of the Fairfield/Moss St. neighbourhood illustrates, Victorians are obsessed with keeping their city frozen in time, never changing, staunchly preserving its old buildings and its historic built form, etc.

 

(Seriously, if this is what hardcore resistance to change gets you then I don't want to know what the neighbourhood would look like if Victorians were really eager to wipe stuff out.)

 

Moss_St-VintageAirPhotos-bo-47-1450.jpg

 

cropped vintage aerial pic from http://vintageairpho...com/bo-47-1450/


Edited by aastra, 27 September 2019 - 05:40 PM.


#128 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

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Credit: instagram: @eiffelessence


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