Brockville's municipal cultural heritage committee is one of hundreds of appointed advisory committees that exist in Ontario communities. Our committee was first set up in 1977, under the provisions of the 1975 Ontario Heritage Act.
Members of Heritage Brockville are appointed by Brockville City Council to advise on the retention and enhancement of our cultural heritage and environment.
Our goals are:
- To promote Brockville's existing stock of buildings and townscapes through education and public relations. We do this with plaques placed on buildings of historical importance, articles, speeches, walking tours, booklets, and photographic displays for the general public and city visitors.
- To encourage and recognize, with Heritage Awards, the successful restoration, conservation, and rehabilitation of existing buildings in Brockville. A list of previous recipients of the award can be found on our downloads page.
- To provide any individuals or groups with free advice on the use of historically appropriate building materials, colours, and signage.
- To suggest historical and architectural designation of buildings and properties under the Ontario Heritage Act.
- To collect historical information to benefit property owners in our city.
The committee is made up of ten citizens who volunteer their time to work toward these goals. They have relevant skills, interest in, and knowledge of architecture, construction, conservation, and preservation, as well as contacts within the heritage community.
Appointments are made yearly to Heritage Brockville by the Mayor and Council for a maximum four-year term. Brockville citizens interested in filling any available positions may write to the mayor for consideration at the end of the calendar year.
Monthly meetings are open to the public and are usually held the first Tuesday of the month at Brockville City Hall. Minutes can be viewed here.
You can contact us at Brockville City Hall:
Tel. (613) 342-8772, ext. 4420.