Resident asking that the city save a piece of Ottawa history from demolition

A fifth generation Ottawa resident has put out a last ditch plea to the city, asking that they save a piece of history in the capital.

Marc Aubin, a local heritage champion, created an online petition and has made an emergency request to the city of Ottawa, calling for the heritage designation of 256 Rideau Street, also known as the Stewart-Dworkin House.

He says that the Stewart-Dworkin house is the last grand Confederation-Era home left on Rideau Street and right now it is slated to be destroyed to make room for two 26-storey towers being built by Phoenix Homes.

Aubin says it's "unacceptable for the nation's capital to ignore its heritage buildings" citing the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation with nearly no buildings left from that era along "Canada's main street."

To view the online petition click here.

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