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City of Mississauga Allocates $75,000 in Heritage Property Grants

Jun 30, 2009

The City of Mississauga allocated $75,000 in grants through the 2009 Designated Heritage Property Grant program to help maintain and conserve Mississauga's invaluable heritage resources.

"Demand for the program was overwhelming this year," said Mark Warrack, senior heritage co-ordinator. "In total, twenty-five applicants were allocated funds for projects that included restoration and/or replication of heritage windows, doors, chimneys, roofs, exterior cladding, woodwork, trim, porches and foundations."

The program applies to properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and provides matching grants from $500 to $5000 for the conservation, repair and/or restoration of heritage attributes, and up to $10,000 for structural projects. Priority is given to projects that conserve or restore elements considered attributes of cultural heritage or interest.

"The Heritage Grant Program was initially launched in 2007. It supports the goal of 'Nurturing our Villages' as outlined in the new strategic plan under the pillar of Completing our Neighbourhoods," explained Warrack.

Heritage Property Grant Program:
Applications are submitted each spring 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. Successful applicants are then notified of their grant allotment. All invoices for approved work outlined in the application must be submitted prior to the end of the year.

The City of Mississauga will be accepting applications for next year's program in the spring 2010. For more information on this program and other City of Mississauga heritage conservation initiatives, visit www.mississauga.ca/heritageplanning.

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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