January 19, 2017
Bill C-323 includes the creation of:
- A 20% tax credit on eligible costs of rehabilitation work done to designated historic places (commercial & owner-occupied residential); and
- An accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (25%/50%/25%) for eligible capitalized costs incurred under the same conditions of the tax credit (commercial only)
These two tax measures would transform the economic fundamentals for renewing historic places. In the process would create more skilled jobs and generate less carbon and new construction.
What an historic gift to all Canadian communities to mark the 150th anniversary of confederation!
You’ll find information about Bill C-323 and background materials to help you take action below.
1. Write to your MP, or ask for a meeting, or both! Point to historic places in your riding that need this kind of financial measure – especially those at risk!
Here is a link to find your MP by postal code: https://goo.gl/Yt9R9q
2. Write a letter to the Minister of the Environment, who is responsible for built heritage in Canada. A real letter is much more effective than an e-mail!
The Honourable Catherine McKenna MP
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
200 Sacre-Coeur Boulevard
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
If you would like to learn more about the proposed measure please do not hesitate to contact us at our Heritage Winnipeg offices:
Full text of Bill C-323:
National Trust for Canada Webpage:
January 11, 2017
McKim Communications Group Media Release - dated January 11, 2017:
Links to media coverage:
City of Winnipeg historical report
January 5, 2017Nomination forms for Heritage Winnipeg's 32nd Annual Preservation Awards are now available for to submit. Instructions and eligibility criteria can be found on the forms below:
Conservation Nomination Form 2017
Distinguished Service Nomination Form 2017
Youth Nomination Form 2017
Please note: The PDF forms can be filled in directly but need to be downloaded and saved to the computer first.
2017 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Awards
Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg has sponsored an annual awards program that seeks to recognize those people dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. Awards are also given to owners of heritage structures who seek to sensitively restore their buildings so that they become a productive element of the economical, cultural and social fabric of the community.
Awards are presented in three basic categories:
- Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg's built heritage.
- Heritage Conservation Award
This award recognizes the special efforts and excellence in specific projects to protect, conserve and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value. Heritage Conservation Awards may be given specifically for commercial, institutional or residential projects that involve the sensitive and adaptive re-use of these structures and provide for their long-term protection.
Heritage Conservation Awards may be given to the owners of commercial, institutional or residential structures with historical and/or architectural value and who provide long-term protection and conservation of key architectural elements for these structure and their sensitive adaptive use. Special recognition may also be given to consultants and contractors of the project selected for an award.
In the case of a successful residential project, a special award will be given in the honour of C.W. Chivers, a well-known Winnipeg architect who designed buildings such as All Saint's Church, Balmoral Hall and the Assiniboine Park Pavilion.
- Youth Category
This award recognizes the special contribution of non-professionals under the age of 30.
Nominations may be made in more than one category. If possible, please enclose photographs or email digitized photos.
Questions relative to the requirements for a nomination and/or completed submissions may be directed to Ms. Cindy Tugwell, Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, by phone 204.942-2663, fax 204.942-2094 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
All nominators will be notified and wiinners will receive a framed certificate recognizing their effort at a ceremony to be held on National Heritage Day/Louis Riel Day on Monday, February 20, 2017. Location to be announced.
December 6, 2016
October 20, 2016launch of Abandoned Manitoba by local author Gordon Goldsborough!
Abandoned Manioba profiles 36 sites across the province that have been abandoned over the years, from factories to schools to summer camps.
This book looks at these 36 sites and describes their features, how and why they were abandoned, and we can learn about Manitoba’s history from these stunning and eerie abandoned places.
Samples from chapters of the book are available online.
Photo by Gordon Goldsborough. The abandoned Atkinon house in the RM of Hamiota.