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City of Mississauga Grants Preserve Heritage Properties

Jul 17, 2008

The City of Mississauga has awarded a total of $54,000 in grants through the 2008 Designated Heritage Property Grant program.

"This year, 14 applications were received through the program and all were successful," said Mark Warrack, heritage coordinator.  "The designated properties are located in the Meadowvale Village and Old Port Credit Village Heritage Conservation Districts, Streetsville and Lorne Park.  The funds will assist with repairs to or replacements of heritage windows, porches, exteriors, foundations and fencing."

The City's Designated Heritage Property program applies to properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and provides matching grants from $500 to $5,000 for the conservation, repair and/or restoration of heritage attributes.  In its inaugural year, the Designated Heritage Property Grant program provided $43,000 of funding support. 

"The funding aids property owners in maintaining and conserving Mississauga's invaluable heritage resources, and priority is given to projects that conserve or restore elements considered attributes of cultural heritage or interest," said Warrack. 

Submissions are received and reviewed by City staff to determine eligibility.  The applications are then reviewed by the Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee to ensure all proposed work is in keeping with the Ontario Heritage Act and accepted heritage conservation practices.

For more information on this or other City of Mississauga heritage conservation initiatives, please visit www.mississauga.ca/heritage.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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