Architectural Conservancy Ontario — London Region (ACO London) and Heritage London Foundation (HLF) are proud to announce the 2019 London Heritage Award nominees.
These Awards are given out each year by ACO London and HLF in recognition of outstanding leadership excellence in heritage conservation across the London region. Notable past Honourees include Wes Kinghorn, Ann and David Lindsay, and Vintage London, and structures such as the London Normal School, The Unity Project, London Roundhouse, and the Clock Tower Inn in Strathroy as well as many private homes throughout the London region.
The Awards nomination period is open every Fall for anyone to submit nominations for individuals, organizations or buildings in the London and Middlesex area. This year marks a record 19 nominations received.
This year’s winners will be announced on the evening of Thursday, February 21st at our 12th annual Gala celebration at the historic Delta Armouries Hotel in the heart of downtown London. The ACO London Heritage Scholarship recipient and London property owners receiving heritage designation plaques will also be recognized at this event.
CONSERVATION & REUSE AWARD NOMINEES
- Blackfriars Bridge, City of London – Rehabilitation and restoration of this nationally-signficant 1875 historic wrought iron bowstring arch-truss bridge
- iConect and Braam’s Custom Cabinets building (2 & 3 Bathurst Street), Adam Carapella and Ian Campbell – Creative reuse of the 1894 London Street Railway coal power-plant building and salvaged architectural elements from a heritage building at 505 Talbot Street
- Info-Tech building (345 Ridout Street N), Joel McLean and William Russell – Creative reuse of a complex of Victorian industrial buildings into hi-tech office space, including cleaning of brick and wood surfaces, and restoration of windows
- London Music Hall of Fame (182 Dundas Street), Mike Manuel and Forest City London Music Awards Board – Creative reuse of the unique former Nash Jewelry store including retention of mosaic tiled entryway and rosewood display cases
- Powerhouse Brewing building (100 Kellogg Lane), Matthew and Kristin Buckley, Valerie Cull, and Lori Long – Creative reuse of historic Kellogg’s factory space into a craft beer brewery
- University College building, Western University – Restoration and updating of 1922 campus landmark and conservation of interior historical spaces like Conron Hall; restoration of woodwork, windows, and terrazzo floors
- Huron Flooring sign (782 York Street), Marsha Haggarty – Refurbishment of the unique 50 year old vintage Mid-Century Modern style advertising sign
- Woodland Cemetery History project – Research, conservation and restoration of headstones, and educational public tours of historical Woodland Cemetery
- Belvoir Estate, Ute Lawrence and Stan Fisher – Restoration and updating of historically-significant 160 year old country estate house in Delaware
- 3 Perry Street and 69 Stanley Street, Dave Bauman and Luke Hoy – Facade restoration of two heritage homes in the historic Riverforks neighbourhood
- 293 Central Avenue, Greg Bruzas and Kathryn Hodgkinson – Restoration and renovation of the former Phi Beta Phi sorority house in the historic Woodfield neighbourhood
- 474 Queens Avenue, Bobby Marriott – Rehabilitation of this heritage home in the historic Woodfield neighbourhood
ADVOCACY AWARD NOMINEES
- Michael Baker – historian, author, speaker, heritage advocate, former president of both ACO London and HLF
- Jessie Gussack – photographer and creator of popular local Victorian architecture Instagram account
Sue Henson – stained glass artisan and restorer
- Susan Jory – heritage and community advocate, co-founder and co-chair of the Blackfriars Neighbourhood Association
- Don Menard – heritage advocate, long-time ACO London and HLF volunteer, former president of ACO London
- John Nicholson – architect and volunteer with heritage and city-building organizations including HLF, London Advisory Committee on Heritage, and London Society of Architects
- Mike Vanhoudt – publisher of Old South News, featuring history of heritage buildings in the Old South neighbourhood
ACO London and HLF thank this year’s sponsors including Creative Property Developments, Medallion Corporation, Nicholson Sheffield Architects, and Polishuk Camman & Steele for their support in making the Awards Gala a continued success.
Media are invited to attend this flagship community event. Nominees, Committee members, and Board members will be available for photographs/video and interviews.
Jennifer Grainger, President, ACO London
Brenda McQuaid, President, HLF
Architectural Conservancy Ontario – London Region (ACO London) is a volunteer-driven advocacy organization founded over 50 years ago with the threatened destruction of London’s original financial buildings, the Ridout Street Complex, now a National Historic Site. ACO London is committed to conserving London’s heritage architecture through advocacy and education. We support and encourage architectural conservation through reuse and repurposing of older buildings, the creation of Heritage Conservation Districts to protect our historic neighbourhoods, and the active retention and maintenance of London’s unique history as embodied by its built heritage.
Heritage London Foundation (HLF) is an innovative charitable organization founded in 1981 that advocates for the preservation of significant heritage properties. Created when the wrecker’s ball was rapidly destroying many of London’s architectural treasures, Heritage London Foundation now provides viable contemporary uses for two beautiful properties, the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate and Grosvenor Lodge.