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Century-old home on Roslyn stripped of heritage status

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This article was published 2/6/2009 (2945 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

City council's property and development committee has voted to strip a 101-year-old home on Roslyn Road of its heritage status, paving the way for its demolition and the construction of a 12-storey condominium tower.

City Couns. Scott Fielding (St. James), Russ Wyatt (Transcona) and Justin Swandel (St. Norbert, standing in for absent members) voted unanimously to remove the Grade III heritage status - the weakest form of heritage protection - from Dennistown House at 166 Roslyn Rd.

A at 166 Roslyn Road is to be demolished to make way for a condominium project that includes eight street-level townhouse units and a 12-storey tower.

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A at 166 Roslyn Road is to be demolished to make way for a condominium project that includes eight street-level townhouse units and a 12-storey tower.

Architects' drawings of the proposed development.

Architects' drawings of the proposed development.

Developer Sunstone Properties wants to demolish Dennistown House to make way for a new tower called Dennistown Flats, which would include an historical display in its lobby.

Former city councillor Bernie Wolfe and several Roslyn Road residents appeared before the committee to decry the loss of heritage and the potential change in character of their corner of Osborne Village.

The city's historical buildings committee also recommended against the de-listing, arguing the conditions that led to the home's heritage designation in 1984 had not changed.

The decision still requires approval from executive policy committee and council as a whole.

No demolition permit will be granted until Sunstone's development plans are approved by city planners.

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