Old Vic work held up by indigenous concerns

Work being done to refit the old Royal Vic buidings is being held up by a group of Mohawk women who feel there are indigenous people buried on the site, killed in the Ewen Cameron experiments in the 1950s, and want this possibility explored before any construction work begins.

McGill had the site surveyed in 2016 and archaeologists found no evidence of such burials, but this conclusion has been deemed unsatisfactory. Now the situation has been complicated by the vandalism of architects’ offices on site by a different group.