The art of building restoration and maintaining its historic and cultural value

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The art of building restoration is one that applies specific construction techniques and the philosophy of ‘architectural conservation’ to help restore a historic building’s appearance back to its original quality and retain its historic and cultural value within a community. It is a team effort that involves not only the building contractors and architects but also researchers and historians who have an understanding of the building’s history, impact and original design.

Most buildings that are restored are generally 50 years or older and hold some architectural significance or had previously housed a significant figure within that community. The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) was established in 1933 to help preserve architectural and environmental heritage and has helped save hundreds of historical buildings in Ontario.

Some examples include:

  • Elgin Theatre, Toronto
  • Barnum House, Grafton
  • Niagara Apothecary, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Ontario Heritage Centre, Toronto
  • Sir Harry Oakes Chateau, Kirkland Lake and many more.

For more information and resources about the ACO, visit the Ontario Heritage Trust website.