Architectural Conservancy Ontario – London Region (ACO London) and Heritage London Foundation (HLF) are proud to announce the 2019 London Heritage Award Honourees from a list of 19 outstanding nominees.
This year’s Honourees were announced at the 12th annual London Heritage Awards Gala held at the historic Delta Armouries Hotel in the heart of downtown London.
The Awards are given out jointly each year in recognition of leadership excellence in heritage conservation across the London region. Notable past Honourees include 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.
2019 CONSERVATION & REUSE AWARD HONOUREES
- Ute Lawrence and Stan Fisher – For the restoration of Belvoir, a landmark country house and estate in Delaware, demonstrating a well-considered effort to maintain its historical significance
- Corporation of the City of London – For the major rehabilitation and restoration of Blackfriars Bridge, a nationally-significant heritage structure which is a highly valued icon for all Londoners
- Greg Bruzas and Kathryn Hodgkinson – For the restoration and renovation of 293 Central Avenue by owners who have invested in and strengthened the heritage neighbourhood of Woodfield
- Joel McLean and William Russell – For the creative adaptive reuse of former industrial space at 345 Ridout Street North, weaving together many old buildings into an inspiring head office and contemporary workspace for Info-Tech Research Group
- Forest City London Music Awards Board of Directors and Mike Manuel – For the sympathetic reuse and conservation of a downtown landmark building at 182 Dundas Street, the former home of Nash Jewellers, and creating an inspiring venue and home for London Music Hall of Fame and London’s rich musical heritage
- Western University – For the restoration and renewal of the iconic University College building, conserving cherished heritage features while transforming its infrastructure and learning environment to meet the needs of contemporary students
- Woodland Cemetery History Project Team – For historical research, monument restoration and preserving the stories of London’s history for today and for future generations
2019 ADVOCACY AWARD HONOUREES
- Michael Baker – For his broad knowledge and outstanding research on London and area history as well as his eloquent and energetic advocacy for heritage over many years
- Susan Jory – For her passionate leadership and advocacy for the built heritage and spirit of the Blackfriars community, helping to make it a more resilient neighbourhood
- Don Menard – For his significant and enduring contributions to education and advocacy for London’s history and culture over many years
ACO London and HLF thank this year’s sponsors for their support in making the Awards Gala a continued success.
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