Founded in 1960, the Branch was established as the Hamilton - Niagara Region Branch, and operated as such from 1960 - 1994. The Branch changed its name in 1995 to the Hamilton Region Branch.
In 2004, the Branch hosted the first joint conference of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and Community Heritage Ontario.
Doors Open Hamilton is the Branch's major project in partnership with the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects. Doors Open Hamilton 2017 will be Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/hamilton.
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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 Writes to the Honourable Eleanor McMahon to Save the Gore Buildings
Only the Province Has the Power to Save them Now
Last night Hamilton City Council voted to accept a compromise that saves only one facade and incorporates it into a 14 unit housing proposal no-one seems to like.
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.