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Heritage property owners: apply for up to $5,000 for renovations

February 20, 2018 -

Own a heritage property in need of some TLC? You may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in funds through the City's new Heritage Property Grant program.

"Well-kept historic buildings are part of the old-world character of Kingston. This program is about helping heritage property-owners preserve their highly-valued heritage assets for their own enjoyment – and the enjoyment of all Kingstonians," says Ryan Leary, senior heritage planner.

Owners of eligible properties may receive 50 per cent of the total cost of an eligible project to a maximum of $5,000 once every two years. Find the grant applications and more information at www.CityofKingston.ca/HeritageGrants. The deadline to submit an application is April 30.

Maximum funding amounts have been raised from $2,000 to $5,000 under the new program this year following a 2017 review. Another program change: projects like replacing asphalt shingles or aluminum eaves troughs and cleaning masonry may now be eligible for up to $2,500.

Heritage property owners are reminded to get their heritage permit in advance of their building permit.

For more see: www.CityofKingston.ca/HeritageGrants.

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