August 15, 2006
by Canadian Architect
The Heritage Canada Foundation announced the winners of its 2006 Awards Program, the nation’s most prestigious recognition for achievement and excellence in the field of built heritage conservation.
This year’s recipients include the Town of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, winner of the Prince of Wales Prize, an award created with the support of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to encourage and reward sound conservation policies and practices at the municipal level.
Writer, advocate and volunteer Dr. William Neville of Winnipeg, Manitoba, won the Gabrielle Lger Award which recognizes those individuals who have contributed outstanding services to the nation in the cause of heritage conservation.
Cityscape Holdings Inc. and Dundee Distillery (GP) Commercial Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, were announced as winners of the Corporate Prize, for their ambitious project to rehabilitate the Stone Distillery Building (1859-1861) in Toronto’s Distillery Heritage District into retail and office space.
Winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for her years as a dedicated volunteer working tirelessly to preserve Toronto’s built heritage was Ms. Margaret Kurtin of Toronto, Ontario. Her activities have been focused in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood where she founded the Cabbagetown Preservation Association and led the effort to establish the Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District, a thriving community of 1,500 properties.
Ms. Catherine Nasmith of Toronto, Ontario, won the Journalism Prize in recognition for her regular contributions to The Globe and Mail and for producing Built Heritage News, an informative electronic newsletter of current conservation issues which she distributes biweekly, free of charge, to more than 1,000 subscribers.
The award winners will be honoured at a special ceremony to be held at the Foundation’s annual conference on Friday, October 13, 2006 at the historic Government Conference Centre (former Union Station) in Ottawa, Ontario.