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
"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 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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