A Ton of Heritage Structures in Mississauga Are Getting Facelifts
Good news, history buffs and heritage nerds—a slew of historical Mississauga properties are getting some renovations thanks to the City of Mississauga's 2017 Designated Heritage Property Grants Program.
With Canada's 150th anniversary fast approaching—and with heritage structures and their importance being an eternally hot topic during this very transitional time in Mississauga's life—it's nice to see the city looking to preserve the past while keeping a sharp focus on the future.
Back in May, city council approved $55,831 in matching funding to Mississauga's designated heritage property owners for the purposes of helping with the conservation and preservation of their properties through the aforementioned program.
Recently, the city announced 11 property owners—who own various heritage structures—were awarded funding grant eligible projects.
"Heritage is all around us in Mississauga," said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division, City of Mississauga. "The heritage grants recognize Mississauga's commitment to help conserve and protect properties that are vital to telling our most important heritage stories."
So, which properties are in line for some renovations?
According to the city, the following structures have been selected:
- Macgregor - Lord Residence (41 Bay Street)
- The Blowers-Frazier Residence (50 Bay Street)
- The Peer Residence (38 John Street)
- The Johnson Residence (36 Lake Street)
- The Casey Residence (1009 Old Derry Road
- The Sinolpi Residence (1011 Old Derry Road)
- The Bell Hotel (1090 Old Derry Road)
- The Delicata Residence (7005 Pond Road)
- The Brown Residence (63 Port Street West),
- St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (295 Queen Street South)
- The Canadian Tire Gas Station (1212 Southdown Road)
The Macgregor - Lord Residence will be receiving $5,000 to replace the aluminum siding on the east side of the house with wood siding.
The Blowers-Frazier Residence will be receiving a foundation repair worth $10,000
The Peer Residence will have the clapboard siding painted for $5,000
The Johnson Residence will have its asphalt shingles replaced with cedar shakes for $7,910
The Casey Residence will have its exterior painted for $3,123
The Sinolpi Residence will have its exterior painted for $3,000
The Bell Hotel will have its window frames, shutters and front door threshold painted for $2,225
The Delicata Residence will have south-east foundation walls waterproofed for $6,780
The Brown Residence will receive a waterproofed basement for $7,157
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will have its side door restored for $2,260
The Canadian Tire Gas Station will receive $3,376 for painting and repairs to gas bar canopy
The 2017 Designated Heritage Property Grants Program opened February 17, 2017. According to the city, the strategy focuses on protecting the Mississauga's heritage and promoting awareness and understanding of heritage requirements and initiatives.