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Heritage Canada

5 Blackburn Rd., the Heritage Canada Foundation headquarters, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Heritage Canada The National Trust (formerly known as the Heritage Canada Foundation) (French: Héritage Canada La Fiducie nationale), is a registered charity with the mandate to inspire and lead action to save historic places, and promote the care and wise use of our historic environment. Its sites, projects and programs enhance community and quality of life and inspire Canadians to identify, conserve, use, celebrate and value their heritage buildings, landscapes, natural areas and communities for present and future generations. Established in 1973, it has campaigned to update and fill gaps in Canadian heritage policies and laws, including supporting legislation such as Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act.[1] Heritage Canada also awards municipalities for their actions in preserving historical built environments through the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership.

Heritage Canada The National Trust also oversees the Doors Open Canada program that occurs in cities across Canada.

Contents

  • Properties 1
  • References 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Properties

Heritage Canada The National Trust oversees three properties. In Louis-Joseph Papineau, on the grounds of the Château Montebello in the town of Montebello. It is Heritage Canada's first property, having been acquired in 1974. The other is 11 rue de l'Ancien-Chantier, two adjacent buildings erected in 1670, in the Lower Town of Quebec City. It was purchased by Heritage Canada to act as one of its regional offices, but now houses the offices of the French: Fondation Rues principales.

There is also a property in Ontario. The Myrtleville House is a two-storey structure built in Brantford between 1837 and 1838. Originally owned by Allen and Eliza Good, the house was occupied by four generations of their family until 1978, when the property – including the house, its contents, and 5.5 acres (22,000 m2) of land – was donated to the Crown, which then transferred it in trust to Heritage Canada.

References

  1. ^ 'Lighthouse Bill Protecting Our Lighthouses - The Icons of Canada's Maritime Heritage' Heritage Canada Foundation Featured Heritage Buildings by Douglas Franklin http://www.heritagecanada.org/eng/featured/current.html

See also

External links

  • Heritage Canada The National Trust
  • Carleton University Archives and Research Collections
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