Heritage Acton receives grant to restore Town Hall

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Published August 16, 2022 at 12:36 pm

Heritage Acton recently received a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Façade Improvement Grant to support renovations to the historic Acton Town Hall building.

The grant for $17,500 will help to renovate the building located at 19 Willow St. North, which was constructed in 1882.

The Acton Town Hall building has operated as an event rental space and social community hub for more than 80 years.

In 1982, the building was purchased by Heritage Acton with the goal of ensuring that the heritage components remained in good condition.

In 1988, it became the first designated historic building in Halton Hills.

With the support of grants and fundraising, in 2020, Heritage Acton began the approximate $500,000 renovation and restoration project.

“Preserving historic buildings for future generations is important because the stories that buildings can tell are powerful and the causes behind them can be instructive in understanding our past,” said Lloyd McIntyre, Chair of Heritage Acton.

The cheque for $17,500 was presented by Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette and Ward 1 Councillors to Heritage Acton.

The grant will help to support the structural improvements completed to the exterior façade of the building. These included restoring and repointing brick and mortar, restoring the historic bell tower and repairing and painting arches and trim.

“Being able to support improvements to this historic building in Acton is important to preserving our community’s history,” said Mayor Bonnette.

“And, as a life-long resident, it makes me proud to see the revitalization of this treasured facility.”

In fall 2022, Heritage Acton will launch a phase two capital campaign in order to fundraise for the additional balance of the restoration.

Photo: Town of Halton Hills

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