Our Cemeteries team currently uses contracted services from qualified restoration professionals to provide restoration services for monuments and markers within our Pioneer Cemeteries.
Monuments are examined to determine and schedule treatment needs. The main criteria include:
The treatment recommendations are based on the findings at the time of the condition assessment and apply the methods for repairing tombstones as outlined in the Ministry of Culture's Landscapes of Memories; A Guide for Conserving Historic Cemeteries.
Since this project began in 2009, the town has restored and recovered hundreds of markers and headstones. Work has been completed in Munn’s, St. Mary’s, Merton, Palermo, Wedgewood, Bronte, and St. Jude’s Cemeteries. Additionally, restoration work has taken place on Historic Memorials at George’s Square and Tannery Park.