Ontario’s Culture Strategy Program and built heritage

The following text, which I learned about from Geoff Kettel, is from the website of Architectural Conservancy Ontario:

Culture Strategy for Ontario

ACO stresses need to build heritage into the Culture Strategy Program

November 4, 2015

In September the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) announced a new initiative, the development of a Culture Strategy for Ontario. The Ministry’s objective is to establish a vision for culture across the province, and they want to know which aspects of Ontario’s culture are valuable to you and your community.

The release issued by the Ministry contains relatively few references to built heritage. We feel it is extremely important that heritage is built into the Culture Strategy program for the Ministry. We will need to pull together a provincial position, but as well we need to have our branches put their oar in at local meetings, talking about how important heritage has been in their community.

The Ministry is planning a series of Town Halls across the province. It is very important for representatives of branches to attend local sessions to stress the importance of including built heritage in the Province’s Culture Strategy.

You can learn more about this issue and also find out when and where the Town Halls are being held by going to the following link:

Ontario’s Culture Strategy

We’d also appreciate hearing your comments on this issue. Please direct your comments to Richard Longley, longley_fovea@sympatico.ca, who is taking the lead on this issue for Provincial Office.

Please note that the deadline for commenting on this issue is December 7th, 2015.

Type of News Item: outreach

[End of text from Architectural Conservancy of Ontario website]

A previous post addresses the Ontario Culture Strategy Program:

Help Develop Ontario’s First Culture Strategy


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