September 19, 2017

Heritage Centre-Wellington has unanimously recommended heritage designation for the first school house in Elora (1842) at 37 McNab Street.  READ MORE.

 August 1, 2017

Bill C-323 – An Act to create tax incentives for the rehabilitation of Historic Property – has passed second reading in the House of Commons.  READ MORE.

 July 31, 2017

The Guelph-Wellington ACO "Top Off the Petrie" campaign is the winner of the National Trust This Place Matters Small Projects prize!   READ MORE.


The Guelph – Wellington Branch of the Architectural  Conservancy of  Ontario (ACO) was first formed in the 1960s, under the leadership of Gordon Couling, a well-respected historian, artist and community activist for heritage preservation.  Our local branch currently has over 100 active members.

The local branch is focused on education and advocacy for local heritage architecture and landscapes. 

The Guelph – Wellington branch of the ACO is part of the larger provincial organization — the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario – which was founded in 1933.  To learn more visit the Architectural  Conservancy of  Ontario website ACO, visit the provincial ACO website.


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