As a gateway building, Lazaridis Hall is dramatic yet effortless, distinguishing itself from its surroundings and creating visual openness with continuous glazing at grade.
A group called Friends of 48 Ontario is pushing to reanimate the 106-year-old structure, which was home to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 for half a century and is now owned by the City of Kitchener.
The main building at the Woodland Cultural Centre is one of fewer than a dozen former residential schools for Indigenous children left standing in Canada. A campaign called Save the Evidence aims to preserve it as a museum – the first of its kind.
Nestled amongst the 1920s homes of a leafy neighbourhood in Hamilton, Hambly House seems to sail past the half-timbering, faux-stone cladding, and steeply pitched roofs of its neighbours.