Historical Highlights – Heritage Week 2018

14 February 2018 – Collingwood is well-known as a community rich in history and culture, and this Heritage Week, the public is invited to learn more about Collingwood’ heritage, including what it’s really like to own a heritage property and live in Collingwood’s Heritage District.

     

Historical Highlights: This public information session will celebrate Collingwood’s unique heritage, and is open to anyone who is interested in attending. Learn more about Collingwood’s rich and vibrant history and what it’s like to own a heritage property and live in Collingwood’s Heritage District. Join us for this fun, free, fascinating evening!

Presented by the Collingwood Heritage Committee, the session will feature Kandas Bondarchuk (Heritage Committee staff resource) and Ron Martin (Heritage Committee Technical Advisor). Kandas and Ron will cover:

·         A brief history of Collingwood and the creation of the Heritage District

·         What a heritage designation means and the benefits of designation

·         Understanding the differences between types of designation

·         Financial Programs for Heritage Property Owners

·         Rules regarding demolition and the Ministries Heritage Toolkits

·         Heritage Permits and Heritage Impact Assessments

·         Overview of the Heritage District By-law/signage

·         The Heritage Committee’s role

Look Up Tour: Look up, look way up as you experience Collingwood’s history, and learn about the architects and architecture style that built our Town. Pick up a copy of the Discover Collingwood: Look Up Tour brochure at the Collingwood Museum and Information Centre (45 St. Paul Street) for all the stops on this self-guided tour.

Downtown Heritage Walk: Collingwood has had a colourful history shaped by the railways, shipbuilding and agriculture. More than 50 different buildings in and around downtown Collingwood capture many of the historical highlights defined by the many intriguing characters who built and lived in them. Pick up a copy of the Discover Collingwood: Look Up Tour brochure at the Collingwood Museum and Information Centre (45 St. Paul Street) for all the stops on this self-guided tour.

You can also download these brochures at www.collingwood.ca/DiscoverCollingwood.

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For more information, contact:

Communications Officer
Jennett Mays
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3293
jmays@collingwood.ca

Planner Technician
Kandas Bondarchuk
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3275
kbondarchuk@collingwood.ca