Tag Archives: heritage

A note of thanks to the Locomotive 6167 Restoration Committee

July 8, 2014

3 Comments

On August 2, as part of John Galt Day celebrations, we will be officially unveiling the restored 6167 Locomotive and welcoming it as the newest artifact in the Guelph Museums collection. This moment would not be possible without the hard work, dedication, and expertise of all members – past and present – of the Locomotive […]

Continue reading...

Proactive rather than reactive heritage preservation

May 19, 2014

1 Comment

Heritage protection has been in the news lately but not in a positive light.  The Wilson Farmhouse is a case study of reactive not proactive heritage preservation efforts and how much more difficult it is.  If the Wilson Farmhouse had been incorporated into the subdivision plan, as is best practice today, we would not be having this […]

Continue reading...

Heritage designation for former BME church

February 27, 2014

Comments Off on Heritage designation for former BME church

In this photo, members of the Guelph Black Heritage Society accept the heritage designation plaque for their building, the former British Methodist Episcopal church. The building, which was built in 1880 by fugitive slaves who arrived through the Underground Railroad, has significant architectural as well as historical and cultural significance. More information about the building and the […]

Continue reading...

Italian Heritage Month

June 3, 2013

Comments Off on Italian Heritage Month

I am proud to join communities across Ontario in celebrating Italian Heritage Month.  The Ontario Government proclaimed June to be Italian Heritage month to recognize the economic, political, social, and cultural achievements of Italian Canadians throughout the province. Ontario is home to more than 1,3 million Italian Canadians.  In Guelph – the achievements of Italian […]

Continue reading...

Multicultural Festival Flag Raising

May 31, 2013

Comments Off on Multicultural Festival Flag Raising

I raised the “One World Living Together” flag at City Hall today. The raising of this flag reflects the core objectives of unity and peace promoted by the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival. Many thanks to students of Central Public School for entertaining us at the ceremony.  

Continue reading...

2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award recipients announced

February 15, 2013

Comments Off on 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award recipients announced

The City of Guelph and three residents are to receive Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award at a Queen’s Park ceremony on February 22. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the identification, preservation, protection and promotion of Ontario’s heritage. Congratulations to our residents –  Terry Crowley, Shirley Perrior and Susan Ratcliffe! For more information, here is a […]

Continue reading...

National Flag of Canada Day _ February 15

February 15, 2013

1 Comment

We are proud to join Canadians across the country in celebrating National Flag of Canada Day on February 15. It was declared National Flag Day in 1996. It marks the day when the flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Please click here for more information.

Continue reading...

Locomotive 6167 inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame

June 13, 2012

Comments Off on Locomotive 6167 inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame

The restoration of steam locomotive 6167 is being honoured by the North America Railway Hall of Fame. Here is some history, courtesy of the nominator: Steam locomotive 6167, built in 1940 and rebuilt after a disastrous collision in 1942 with sister 6166 in Quebec, served in Eastern Canada during WWII hauling material and troops. She […]

Continue reading...

Church of Our Lady featured

August 26, 2011

Comments Off on Church of Our Lady featured

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture recently released its newest publication as part of the Ontario Heritage Tool Kit: “Places of Worship: A Guide For Conserving Heritage Places of Worship in Ontario Communities”. Check out the cover by clicking here.

Continue reading...

Italian Heritage Month

June 2, 2011

Comments Off on Italian Heritage Month

Italian Heritage Month

June is Italian Heritage month. This year is the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Today is the 65th anniversary of the day Italy became a republic. And this afternoon I was joined by the Italian Vice Consul Gabrielle Niccoli, MPP Liz Sandals and members of the Italian community to raise the Italian flag at […]

Continue reading...