The Toronto Branch was the founding branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, and remains one of the largest branch. In recent years it has been involved in research and publishing, including exhibitions on Queen West, research and advocacy around the Riverdale Hospital, Yonge Street and College Street.
Members receive both the Acorn, and the Toronto Architectural Conservancy newsletter.
We have just relaunched TO Built, including 7000 Toronto property listings making it editable by all ACO members.
You can buy our books online at acotoronto.ca , distributed by the wonderful Toronto's First Post Office
Buildings at Risk
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.
ACO EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR BILL C-323
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.
ACO Toronto Launches TOBuilt
Over 10,000 entries on Toronto Buildings
ACO Toronto Branch has re-launched TOBuilt at http://www.acotoronto.ca with 10,000 Toronto Properties listed. Any ACO Member can post or edit another's post there. We want YOU to share what you know about Toronto Buildings. The original database was developed by Robert Krawczyk but has since been augmented and made open source.
Call for Nominations: ACO Provincial Heritage Awards
Deadline for nominations: August 23, 2017
Architectural Conservancy Ontario is now receiving nominations for its 11th annual Heritage Awards, honouring preservation leaders, projects and initiatives that have contributed significantly to architectural conservation in Ontario.
Call for Ontario Heritage Conference Location Proposals
Communities across Ontario are Invited to Consider Hosting
Attached is the terms of reference for hosting a conference including contact information to submit proposals.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ACORN FALL 2017
Theme will be remembrance
Across Ontario, cemeteries, monuments, markers and installations provide a link to regular individuals as well as famous people from our past. The fall 2017 ACORN will focus on built heritage and cultural landscapes of commemoration.
CBC Interview: President Catherine Nasmith debates Façadism with Past President Chris Borgal
Sunday Edition host Michael Enright moderates a discussion of Façadism on CBC radio, Sunday May 7.
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.
Vice President Shannon Kyles Tests Restored Historic Windows for Energy Efficiency...Historic Windows Win!
MAHONEY: Old windows part of the soul of our past
Article from the Hamilton Spectator