(Photo: Barn at the Bradley-Craig farmstead, September 2015.)

Richcraft, the owners of the Bradley-Craig Farm, have received approval from the City to proceed with temporary shoring of the north foundation wall of the Bradley-Craig barn. This work is in response to a Property Standards Order issued to the owner for repairs to the barn. The temporary shoring will be in place until the full foundation repairs are completed.

The barn and the farmhouse on Hazeldean Road are both designated properties under the Ontario Heritage Act, and as such all work that would affect heritage attributes needs approval from City staff before proceeding.

Heritage staff and property standards officers continue to monitor the building closely. The barn are listed on the city’s Heritage Watch List of vacant heritage buildings. The list includes all vacant heritage buildings as well as occupied buildings that are deemed to be at risk due to neglect or deterioration. A Property Standards Officer visits each property on this list quarterly and issues orders for board-up, graffiti removal, repair, restoration or property maintenance as required.