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Heritage Toronto 2018 Special Achievement Award Goes to Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library, Heritage Toronto
September 28, 2018 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2018 Heritage Toronto Special Achievement Award is going to the Toronto Public Library, honouring the organization's contribution to the preservation and education of our city's ... read more

Dundas + Carlaw Heritage Plaque District Launching June 17

Dundas + Carlaw, Plaque District, Heritage Toronto
June 15, 2018 3:45 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Toronto is a vibrant city, with a rich history of recognition and celebration of the city’s diverse people and places. This weekend, Heritage Toronto, a charitable non-profit organization seeking ... read more

Heritage Toronto Launches 2018 Tour Season

Heritage Toronto Launches 2018 Tour Season
May 4, 2018 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just in time for the arrival of warm weather, Heritage Toronto is kicking off their 2018 tour season with a series of walks across the city, running until October. Sponsored by TD Bank Group, this ... read more

Heritage Toronto Plaques Highlight Yorkville's Music History

Gordon Lightfoot, Barbara Hall, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Heritage Toronto Yorkville
May 9, 2016 12:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Amid the modern luxury condominiums and trendy shops that have come to shape contemporary Yorkville, remnants of the neighbourhood's rich musical history lie embedded in the streetscape. Some of ... read more

Heritage Toronto Honours Architect Benjamin Brown

Plaque is unveiled, Benjamin Brown, Heritage Toronto, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 7, 2016 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A commemorative plaque by Heritage Toronto, recognizing architect Benjamin Brown, will be installed at Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street West. read more

Heritage Toronto Awards Opens Call for 2016 Nominations

DTAH and ERA Architects' restored Little Trinity Church Annex, image courtesy of
February 29, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Oscar night behind us, our focus returns to the Heritage Toronto Awards, with nominations now open for this year's ceremony. Until May 13th, projects can be nominated for this Fall's ... read more

Heritage Toronto to Kick Off 2015 Tour Season

Heritage Toronto 2015 Tours
April 24, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Heritage Toronto's 21st season of tours kicks off tomorrow, running through October 4th. The walking tours give locals and tourists alike the opportunity to explore the history of the city around ... read more

Heritage Toronto Releases 'State of Heritage Report'

Market Street now fitted with restaurants and shops, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 24, 2015 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto, a City of Toronto arms-length agency tasked with promoting our architectural, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage, released its 'State of Heritage Report' today. The ... read more

Winners Announced at 40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

John F. Taylor House snags Award of Excellence, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 23, 2014 6:35 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Despite the loss of many significant heritage buildings in the past, there is a recognition that the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of the city is worth preserving. Heritage Toronto ... read more

Toronto Heritage Preservation Seeking Citizen Board Members

Heritage Toronto, Bellevue Fire station
October 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto is home to a variety of architectural styles - from the Brutalist Robarts Library 'Peacock', to the stately Victorian homes that populate the Annex, to the glass and steel behemoths ... read more

40th Heritage Toronto Awards and Lecture Address Toronto's Past and Future

40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards
September 30, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's upcoming municipal election is the talk of the town, and it has become clear that Torontonians are increasingly concerned about the city's future. By learning from past mistakes and ... read more

Heritage Toronto Discusses 40 Years of Heritage Preservation

Old City Hall once faced demolition. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto has always had a rocky relationship with heritage preservation. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from Union Station to Old City Hall, once faced the very real possibility of ... read more

Heritage Toronto Honours Cecil Street with Commemorative Plaque

The plaque is officially unveiled, image by Marcus Mitanis
July 11, 2014 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto and the Ontario Jewish Archives unveiled a plaque on Wednesday commemorating the history of institutions on Cecil Street, located just east of Spadina Avenue and south of College ... read more

Heritage Toronto Offering a Variety of Summer Tours

Tour of Wychwood Barns and St. Clair West. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 06/22/2014
July 4, 2014 1:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto is offering a series of walking, bike, bus and boutique tours throughout the summer until the end of October. Since 1949, Heritage Toronto has helped promote the city's vast ... read more

Heritage Toronto Unveils Two Don River Commemorative Plaques

The two plaques are officially unveiled. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 2014/06/25
July 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Joined by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Waterfront Toronto, Scotiabank and Councillor Pam McConnell, Heritage Toronto unveiled two plaques on June 25 commemorating the role of the ... read more

Heritage Toronto Celebrates John B. Maclean House Preservation

The now restored Maclean House. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 05/12/14.
May 14, 2014 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After years of concern over the fate of the former home of John Bayne Maclean, founder of Maclean’s magazine, Heritage Toronto unveiled a plaque commemorating the now restored house at 7 Austin ... read more

Heritage Toronto Unveils Commemorative Plaques for Houses of Don Jail

Gatekeeper's House facing Gerrard, built in 1865. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
March 25, 2014 11:05 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Amid the rehabilitation of the Don Jail complex as part of the Bridgepoint Hospital project, Heritage Toronto unveiled two plaques on March 22 commemorating the Gatekeeper's House and the ... read more

Heritage Conservation Districts to Guide Redevelopment

King-Spadina, Charles Goad, HCD, Hertiage Conservation Distict, Toronto
November 13, 2013 7:45 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Heritage preservation is hot topic in Toronto these days, thanks among other things to the recent sale of the Honest Ed's site, the Mirvish+Gehry proposal, and the dust-up over the relocation of ... read more

Heritage Toronto 2013 Award Winners

Victoria Lofts, courtesy of Rivet Developments
October 16, 2013 12:30 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
A look at the winners of the 2013 Heritage Toronto Awards. read more

2013 Heritage Toronto Architecture Award Finalists Revealed

Maple Leaf Gardens, courtesy of Heritage Toronto
October 11, 2013 5:30 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
Now that we have reviewed the fifteen nominees for the Heritage Toronto William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award, let's see who the jury chose as the finalists. read more