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Do you know of an interesting heritage property?

February 20, 2015 -

The City of Kingston is seeking public input to identify properties of potential cultural heritage value that are not already included on the City's Heritage Properties Register.

The City is developing an inventory known as the Master List of Heritage Properties of Interest. The list will consist of properties of possible cultural heritage interest or value.  This list is separate from the City's Heritage Properties Register and includes properties in Kingston that currently have no protection under the Ontario Heritage Act.  This list is intended to be used by City staff as an internal resource of potential noteworthy heritage properties. These properties may ultimately be recommended for further research and assessment. Some properties may also be recommended for protection under the Ontario Heritage Act. 

The City is well known for its cultural heritage resources and its part in Canadian history. These heritage resources play a key role in the City's identity, quality of life and contribute to its economic prosperity. Given the significant role that cultural heritage resources play in Kingston, the City is initiating this master list project in order to ensure properties of local interest are appropriately flagged, reviewed and conserved. 

What you can do:

We are looking for your help by suggesting the properties you think should be added to the master list. We are interested in properties that may have historical, contextual and/or design value. This may include, but is not limited to, buildings, neighbourhoods, monuments, structures, installations, and cultural heritage landscapes (such as scenic views and streetscapes). Suggestions can be submitted in the form of a civic address(es), but any associated information, such as historic photographs, will be accepted.

Submissions can be sent to:

Email: heritage@cityofkingston.ca
Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3180
Attention: Heritage
Address: City Hall, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3

The submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015. All suggestions are welcome. Please note staff may not add all suggestions to the master list. 

Thank you for your consideration and contribution to helping conserve the character and cultural heritage of the City of Kingston. 

Your contribution will help conserve the character and cultural heritage of Kingston supporting  the city's cultural vitality – one of the pillars of the Sustainable Kingston Plan, the plan to make Kingston Canada's most sustainable city. 

For more about Kingston's listed properties, see:

www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/heritage-conservation/properties-register

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston |  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.