Avez-vous un projet de restauration en tête pour votre maison?
March 29th is the City of Ottawa’s deadline for applying for an external restoration project. Learn more at: ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/heritage-conservation/heritage-grant-program-building-restoration
If you own a property that is in a Heritage Conservation District (and is a Category 1, 2 or 3 building), or have an individual privately owned property that holds a heritage designation under the Ontario Heritage Act, then you can receive up to $5,000 in matching funds for restoration work on the exterior of your building.
You can find out if your building is designated by visiting the geoOttawa website at maps.ottawa.ca/geoottawa/ (Adobe Flash required, select Heritage Layers)
According to Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada "Restoration involves accurately revealing, recovering or representing the state of an historic place or individual component as it appeared at a particular period in its history, while protecting its heritage value. Restoration may include removing non character-defining features from other periods in its history and recreating missing features from the restoration period. Restoration must be based on clear evidence and detailed knowledge of the earlier forms and materials being recovered."
For more information you can contact Ashley Kotarba from the City of Ottawa.
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 23582
This is your chance to improve your neighbourhood and community through support from the City. Here is the process mapped out by the Lowertown Community Association's Heritage & Culture Committee: