Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Protect '30s Ottawa movie theatre, city committee recommends

A movie theatre built in Old Ottawa South in 1932 should be declared a heritage building, an Ottawa committee has recommended.

The Mayfair Theatre on Bank Street near Euclid Avenue is the only movie theatre in the city built before the Second World War and the last operating neighbourhood theatre.

If city council agrees with the recommendation made Tuesday by the planning and environment committee, when it holds a vote on Oct. 8, the theatre's owners would not be allowed to damage, alter or tear it down under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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