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Tue, 26 Feb 2013
Town Council members welcomed Oakville’s Ontario Heritage Trust award recipients at a ceremony held at Town Hall last night. Oakville residents were recognized in six categories for their valuable contribution to preserving local heritage.
“Council’s commitment to the preservation of Oakville’s heritage is a reflection of the commitment of Oakville residents such as tonight’s outstanding award recipients,” Mayor Rob Burton said.
The Oakville residents recognized by the Ontario Heritage Trust this year are:
The Ontario Heritage Trust, the province's lead heritage agency, is dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's rich and varied heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. The Heritage Community Recognition program and Young Heritage Leaders program awards volunteers and youth in all communities across Ontario for their work in preserving, protecting and promoting local heritage.
The Town of Oakville has been actively preserving its heritage for more than six decades, beginning with efforts to conserve Oakville's first post office from 1949 to 1951. The Town of Oakville’s 1962 official plan incorporated heritage policies that helped ensure that over 90 per cent of Oakville’s historic buildings continue to exist today. Over the years the town has acquired a number of heritage properties to ensure their preservation, the most significant being the Erchless Estate, the estate of Oakville's founding family, the Chisholms.
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