HLF ACO annual heritage awards London Ontario Grosvenor Lodge

We want to hear from you about London’s heritage!

The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and the Heritage London Foundation are partnering to promote the Ontario Heritage Awards Program.

London’s architecture has captured the soul of rural Ontario and the splendor of our city at the turn of the century. Dedicated individuals in London have preserved its heritage for as long as its stunning architecture has existed.

It is our privilege to work with these individuals, and it is time to recognize their efforts. These people put in tangible efforts that keep our history alive for future generations through awareness and direct restoration.

How to Nominate

The Heritage Awards nominations come in two categories to promote different types of work in our historical space.

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Category 1: Education, Awareness, and Advocacy

Nominations in this category include individuals who have devoted time and effort beyond the call of duty. These individuals engage the community with the heritage, building a relationship between London’s community and its past.

These individuals have devoted time, energy, and enthusiasm to the preservation of London’s built heritage as volunteers. This could take the form of attending meetings, writing letters, speaking at City Hall, and so on. Founders or builders of local heritage organizations are frequently nominated.

You may know an individual or group who has brought vision, passion and creativity to built heritage conservation by means of a project or programme that they have started or developed to increase awareness for heritage and architectural preservation.

Individuals or groups who have improved awareness for local built heritage through scholarship, research, or study are welcome.

We also encourage the nomination of groups or individuals employed in the field of Heritage who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Category 2: The Preservation of Built Heritage

The second award category will go to an individual or family who has graciously donated their energy into restoring or maintaining a heritage property for Ontario to enjoy.

We welcome those who have adapted a heritage building for creative use as well, such as shelters, meeting halls, exhibition spaces, or museums.

These heritage properties might still be under construction or even adapted for reuse while retaining the original character of the architecture, but that does not disqualify anyone from nominations.

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Tell Us Who Deserves Recognition

Let us know who you think deserves to be recognized for hard work and dedication in the heritage and architecture space in Ontario!

Nominate friends, family members, teachers, or volunteer groups you know who have made a difference in our communities. We want to hear your stories about champions of heritage and architecture.

The window for nominations closes on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Be sure to sure to submit your vote before then!

Please download our Nomination Form, fill it out with the person you have in mind, and submit it to the ACO.

Please submit nominations to the ACO-HLF Heritage Awards Committee by email.

Alternatively, you can mail your nomination form to us at:
Grosvenor Lodge
1017 Western Road
London, Ontario   N6G 1G5

Please call us at (519) 645-2845 if you have questions.

Join Us for the Award Ceremony

The award ceremony will be held at a Gala reception in Delta Armouries Hotel on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

The ceremony will kick off the Architectural Ontario Conservancy’s Heritage Week for 2018. See you there!

Calls for Nominations: The 2018 ACO-HLF Heritage Awards Program