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Designated Heritage Property Grant Program: Preserving and Restoring Mississauga Gems

Feb 22, 2013

In honour of Ontario Heritage Week, the City of Mississauga is now accepting applications for its 2013 Designated Heritage Property Grant program.

"Mississauga's heritage properties are an invaluable feature of the City," said Susan Burt, director Culture Division. "The restoration and preservation of these sites protects Mississauga's community history so it can be enjoyed by residents and visitors."

Launched in 2007, the program offers grants to successful applicants for the conservation, repair and/or restoration of property designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Matching grants from $500 to $5,000 are available for general conservation and $500 to $10,000 for the repair or restoration of structural elements.

How to Apply
Application forms, details and eligibility criteria are available online at mississauga.ca/heritageplanning or by calling 905-615-3200 ext. 5070. Applications are due April 19, 2013 by 4 p.m. All grant requests will be subject to a comprehensive review to ensure each application meets the grant criteria.

About Ontario Heritage Week
In 1985, the Ontario government designated the third week in February as Ontario Heritage Week. For more information, visit heritagetrust.on.ca

About Culture Division
The Culture Division was created in 2007 to foster growth and sustainability of culture in Mississauga. Through its policy development, services, programs and partnership initiatives, the Culture Division plays an integral role in the growth of the City for the 21st Century by preserving, supporting and enhancing the artistic and historic fabric of Mississauga.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Baljit Seran
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151
baljit.seran@mississauga.ca






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