|ACO delegates meet with MPP Catherine Fife|
Summary of Meetings with 27 MPP's
February 18, 2015
This document summarizes discussions on February 18, 2015 in meetings with 27 Members of Ontario’s Provincial Parliament from all parties including the Minister of Culture, the Honourable Michael Coteau, as well as with James Janeiro, Senior Policy Assistant to Premier Wynne. The 40 ACO delegates who participated in teams of 3-4 were drawn from ACO membership, the President’s Circle, our provincial executive, branch executives, and Next Gen who travelled across the province to partic...
|Shooting Murdoch Mysteries in Guelph Ontario|
February 18, 2015
The case for conservation in preserving places we want to visit, see in film and on TV. Heritage Conservation creates highly skilled jobs as part of its process and makes an enormous contribution to quality of life and sense of place in our communities. It is also so wonderful to see our communities reflected on the screens.
|Interventions to Protect 2013-2016|
Interventions by ACO across Ontario, 2013-16
June 1, 2016
Interventions to Protect is updated on a regular basis by Past President Richard Longley. Recording the work of ACO branches across Ontario. We win some, but not all. It has been a very useful document in presenting our work to government decision makers, funders, and the public.
Key Note Address to the ONTARIO HERITAGE CONFERENCE
May 13, 2016
Keynote address at the Ontario Heritage Conference, links so much together. Heritage, physical, literary, built, social, creative enterprise and economic development, and how important a good stock of old buildings is to such success.
|Catherine Nasmith and MPP Glen Murray|
Ontario Culture Strategy What's Next
February 18, 2016
This is the document we used to explain the needs of Ontario's Built Heritage in 2016. Our Big Ask:The case we are making is that heritage is fundamental to the Ontario Culture Strategy, but heritage needs a Strategy of its own. "New ideas need old buildings" according to Jane Jacobs, yet we continue to lose them as intensification and other provincial policies put impossible pressures on Ontario's heritage fabric. OUR BIG ASK, tied to an ongoing government process, i...
November 1, 2015
Interventions to Protect is updated on a regular basis by Past President Richard Longley, recording the work of ACO branches across Ontario. We win some, but not all. It has been a very useful document in presenting our work to government decision makers, funders, and the public. Download for free!
January 1, 2015
Profiles of our amazing Award Winners and their projects.
Heritage and the Arts
October 1, 2015
Our Fall 2015 Issue is on Heritage and the Arts.
|Acorn Spring 2015 Edition|
Transportation and Heritage
May 1, 2015
Our Spring 2015 focussed on transportation in Ontario
|Acorn Spring 2016 Cover|
An Appetite for Heritage
April 1, 2016
Another wonderful issue from our all volunteer Acorn Committee, led by the more than able Liz Lundell Stories on buildings repurposed for food purposes, heritage market areas. Editorial by Catherine Nasmith, Slow Food and Slow Buildings. Articles on Kensington Market, Craft beer in Dundas, Ontario, The Working Centre in Kitchener/Waterloo, Maple Syrup in Lanark County, Albion Hotel, Making Memories at Heritage Venues, Morden Yolles at Scaramouche, New Hamburg's The Imperial, and the demoli...
Past President Lloyd Alter upgrading his own home, writes about what he did for Treehugger
December 1, 2014
Lloyd goes through all the arguments for keeping beautiful old windows, sustainability, aesthetic and tests a new product, a removable interior storm window. Send this link to everyone who thinks they need to sacrifice aesthetics for energy conservation.