April 27, 2018

Walk the land!  The cultural heritage landscape at 2162 Gordon Street South is open for visitors to walk the property, hosted by the owners, the Marcolongo Family.  This property is in the process of designation under the Ontario Heritage Act, and is a significant part of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan (CMSP) area.   In order to better understand the impact of putting a roadway through the land as proposed in the current CMSP recommendation, we are hosting tours for the public to see the site first hand.

Saturdays -- April 28, May 12 and May 26 -- at 1:00 pm. 

Meet at the white barn at 2162 Gordon Street South.


Wak the land

April 2, 2018

"Mid-Century Modern - The New Heritage?"  -- Join us Thursday, April 19th for a lecture with Rick Haldenby from University of Waterloo School of Architecture.  We will exploring an appreciation for the modern architectural form of the 1950s and 60s.   The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Old Stone Schoolhouse (Unifor building) at 611 Silvercreek Parkway North (one block north of Woodlawn).

Mid Century Modern Poster

March 12, 2018

"Doors Open After Dark"  -- a new event co-ordinated by Guelph Museums in conjunction with Doors Open Guelph -- is looking for installations to celebrate the themes of reconciliation, immigration, landscape, culture, and innovation.  The event will be held starting at 9:00 pm on April 21 until 1:00 on April 22, 2018.

For more information on how to participate in this unique and exciting event, go to

February 7, 2018

Petrie Hans Zegerius

Our upcoming Guelph & Wellington chapter meeting will feature KIRK ROBERTS (one of the principals of Tyrcathlen Partners) responsible for the restoration of Guelph's signature PETRIE BUILDING.   Kirk will walk us through the transformation of this amazing site.  Once listed by the National Trust as one of Canada's Top Ten Endangered buildings, the New Petrie Building is now open for business and is a shining jewel in downtown Guelph.  But not without bumps in the road....

Join us at the old stone schoolhouse -- CUPE Hall (611 Silvercreek Parkway North) north of Woodlawn to hear about how the Petrie Building came back to life.  The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and ALL ARE WELCOME.

Photo credit above:  Hans Zegerius, from Petrie Building on Instagram 

December 5, 2017


A message from Natalie Bull, Executive Director, National Trust for Canada

Dear heritage champion,

Here is a link to the report, Preserving Canada's Heritage: The Foundation for Tomorrow, which the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development has just tabled in the House of Commons.  
On Tuesdayyou are invited to a toll-free teleconference to hear from Liberal MP John Aldag who led the Committee’s study, and have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and share your views. A second teleconference will be held on Thursday. Here are the dates and times:

  • Tuesday December 5 at 1 pm ET
  • Thursday December 7 at 11 am ET

Toll Free Number:   1-866-999-9779
Participant’s Code:  469414
For more information about the proposed strategy and timeline for responding to this study:

A door has been opened for federal leadership on historic places and it is up to each of us to be informed, be active and be part of the movement!



Natalie Bull
Executive Director, National Trust for Canada
Twitter: @HeritageNatalie
Facebook: NationalTrustCanada



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