The dignity of the clinic and those with mental illness is protected by Riverview by prohibiting sex scenes to be filmed in the abandoned clinic or any story line which may reflect badly on those with mental illness. The building has been used as apartments, office buildings, jails and police stations. Renting this building out helps to cover the costs of maintaining this heritage building.
Commercials, movies and TV shows have used Crease Clinic in their productions. Maybe you've even seen it in one of these popular shows.
Along Came a Spider
“Riverview’s sense of place is derived in part from the physical aspects of its layered history. This is seen in the monumental buildings contrasted with the residential cottages, the curving roads and driveways, the views, the sweeping open spaces, the vegetation and the sheer size of the grounds. It is also derived from a sense of the past, in which the imagination can set people and activities within the open spaces. There is a sense of mystery about the place, which compels a sense of wonder and a questioning attitude.”
From Riverview Lands Cultural Landscape History
Denise Cook Design, May 2007
“Along with a small number of gardeners, they were the ones who cleared the land of rocks and stones, then built walks with the stone, so that the undulating lawns and majestic trees could be planted. Until recent years, they tended all the plants and weeded the lawns, taking great pride in the beauty they were helping to create. Without their dedicated labour, there would be no Riverview lands as we know them today.”
From The Riverview Lands: Western Canada’s First Botanical Garden,
edited by Val Adolph and Brenda Guild Gillespie
I hope you find the beauty around you.