Heritage Grant Program 2019

Posted on September 27, 2019

Heritage Grant 2019 Program: Not-for-Profit Organizations 

Toronto’s inaugural Not-for-Profit Recognition Day on October 2, 2019 celebrates the important contribution that non-profit community organizations make to our city and communities.

Not-for-profit organizations that own or operate out of heritage house-form buildings designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are encouraged to apply the Toronto Heritage Grant Program.  Applications are due on November 1st, 2019.

The identification and conservation of cultural heritage resources is an integral component of good planning, contributing to long term economic prosperity, environmental sustainability through adaptive re-use, a sense of place, and healthy and equitable communities.

City Planning (Heritage Preservation Services) administers the Toronto Heritage Grant Program that provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage conservation work to owners of properties that are designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

The City continues to strengthen its collaborative, interdependent relationship with the not-for-profit sector to achieve shared city-building goals.

In April 2019, Council amended the grant eligibility requirements as set out in the Terms and Conditions so that any tax-exempt designated heritage properties including a house-form building may be eligible for a grant equivalent to 50% of the cost of eligible conservation work, with no limit.

The matching grant can assist in the conservation of historic windows and doors, the repair of front porches and steps, or the conservation of exterior walls and slate roofs of properties that are under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/heritage-preservation/tax-rebates-grants/heritage-grant-program/

For more information,  contact Alex Corey, Senior Heritage Planner (Acting), at Alex.Corey@toronto.ca

New Wheelchair Accessible Swing at Budapest Park

Posted on September 27, 2019

We are happy to announce that the City’s first wheelchair accessible swing has been installed at Budapest Park! Go out and enjoy it today!

Fall is a Great Time to Plant

Posted on September 27, 2019

Fall is a Great Time to Plant

Did you know that fall is a great time to plant? Temperatures are cooler and trees are beginning to go into dormancy for winter. When trees are dormant, they experience less transplant shock and settle nicely into their new homes! Local non-profit LEAF is planting native trees and shrubs this fall through their subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program, available to houses, multi-units and business/industrial properties. For more information, visit LEAF or call 1-888-453-6504.

Why Plant Native?

The term “native species” refers to vegetation that grew naturally in southern Ontario prior to European settlement. There are many benefits to planting native trees, shrubs and perennials, such as:

  • Growing the urban forest while preserving its natural biodiversity
  • Providing essential food and shelter to pollinators, songbirds and other wildlife
  • Require less care to grow and thrive when planted as they are well adapted to the environmental conditions found here
  • Once established, are able to stay healthy with little watering and without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides

Choosing to plant native? Local non-profit LEAF offers over 50 native tree and shrub species at subsidized rates for private property owners through the Backyard Tree Planting Program. The program includes a personalized consultation with a certified arborist to ensure you’re planting the right species for the environmental conditions on your property. For more information, visit LEAF or call 1-888-453-6504.

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