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picture History:
In 2007 the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario granted Collingwood permission to form a branch in this historic town. The timing couldn't have been better. Like so many other Ontario communities, the town of Collingwood is at a critical juncture regarding the preservation of its heritage.

On one hand Collingwood has the distinction of being the first town to be recognized on the list of Canadian Register of Historic Places: on the other, however, it has allowed the destruction of eight exceptional historic buildings in one decade.

Significant historical buildings such as the Admiral Collingwood School, the Palace Livery and the shipyard buildings have been lost forever, in spite of significant public opposition to their destruction.

Website: http://www.heritagecollingwood.ca

   ACO Collingwood




2017 Meeting Schedule for ACO Ontario
January 30, 2017 to December 30, 2017
Schedule of Executive and Council Meetings for 2017. Please open the attached pdf to see the full schedule. This document will be revised periodically as dates and locations are confirmed.


Bill establishes tax credits for rehabilitation of historic properties
ACO supports Private Member's Bill C-323, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Rehabilitation of Historic Property), which will receive second reading in the House of Commons on February 10. This bill will establish a tax credit for expenses related to the rehabilitation of a historic property. It also establishes a tax deduction for the capital cost of property used in the course of such a rehabilitation.

MP Peter Van Loan Proposes Tax Credits for Heritage Properties
National Trust for Canada is organizing Response
MP Peter Van Loan has introduced a Private Members Bill proposing Income Tax Credits to assist private owners of heritage property with restoration costs. This is good news for heritage, whether or not it passes as widespread support for the initiative may result in either passage or a similar bill from government. National Trust for Canada is organizing heritage organizations across the country. ACO's Policy Committee will be developing a formal response from ACO.