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picture History:
In 2007 the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario granted Collingwood permission to form a branch in this historic town. The timing couldn't have been better. Like so many other Ontario communities, the town of Collingwood is at a critical juncture regarding the preservation of its heritage.

On one hand Collingwood has the distinction of being the first town to be recognized on the list of Canadian Register of Historic Places: on the other, however, it has allowed the destruction of eight exceptional historic buildings in one decade.

Significant historical buildings such as the Admiral Collingwood School, the Palace Livery and the shipyard buildings have been lost forever, in spite of significant public opposition to their destruction.

Website: http://www.heritagecollingwood.ca

   ACO Collingwood




2018 Meeting Schedule for ACO Ontario
January 30, 2017 to December 30, 2018
Schedule of Executive and Council Meetings for 2017-2018. Please open the attached pdf to see the full schedule. This document will be revised periodically as dates and locations are confirmed.


Bill establishes tax credits for rehabilitation of historic properties
ACO supports Private Member's Bill C-323, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Rehabilitation of Historic Property), which will receive second reading in the House of Commons on February 10. This bill will establish a tax credit for expenses related to the rehabilitation of a historic property. It also establishes a tax deduction for the capital cost of property used in the course of such a rehabilitation.

Call for Nominations: ACO Provincial Heritage Awards
Deadline for nominations: August 23, 2017
Architectural Conservancy Ontario is now receiving nominations for its 11th annual Heritage Awards, honouring preservation leaders, projects and initiatives that have contributed significantly to architectural conservation in Ontario.

Call for Ontario Heritage Conference Location Proposals for 2020
Communities across Ontario are Invited to Consider Hosting
Attached is the terms of reference for hosting a conference including contact information to submit proposals. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 15, 2018

Vice President Shannon Kyles Tests Restored Historic Windows for Energy Efficiency...Historic Windows Win!
MAHONEY: Old windows part of the soul of our past
Article from the Hamilton Spectator