Unlimited Funds: Heritage Grant Program

Heritage Grant Program 2019: Not-For-Profit Organizations 

Not-for-profit organizations that own or operate out of heritage house-form buildings designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are encouraged to apply the Toronto Heritage Grant Program. Applications are due on November 1st, 2019.

The identification and conservation of cultural heritage resources is an integral component of good planning, contributing to long term economic prosperity, environmental sustainability through adaptive re-use, a sense of place, and healthy and equitable communities.

City Planning (Heritage Preservation Services) administers the Toronto Heritage Grant Program that provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage conservation work to owners of properties that are designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

In April 2019, Council amended the grant eligibility requirements as set out in the Terms and Conditions so that any tax-exempt designated heritage properties including a house-form building may be eligible for a grant equivalent to 50% of the cost of eligible conservation work, with no limit.

Work That Is Eligible for a Grant: 

Eligible work for Part IV (individual) properties

Eligible work for Part V (district) properties

Eligible work items can include

  • Exterior work including the repair of existing heritage materials such as masonry, porches, woodwork and slate roofs.
  • Where a comprehensive repair or restoration of an original slate roof assembly is being proposed, applicants may seek funding for the entire roof, regardless of visibility from the right of way, and may include copper or zinc-coated copper eavestroughs and downspouts. A maximum grant of 50 per cent of costs up to $20,000 is available for slate roof repair or restoration.
  • The repair of existing, original windows and doors.
  • If original windows no longer exist or are in irreparable condition, new windows that match the original windows in their details, operation and materials.Note: historical documentation regarding the original windows and a detailed report from a heritage professional outlining the condition of the deteriorated windows must be attached to your application.
  • The reconstruction of significant architectural features which have been lost, but whose appearance can be clearly determined from historic drawings or photographs.
  • Technical studies related to the project, including but not limited to consultant fees for:

For more information, click here or contact Alex Corey, Senior Heritage Planner (Acting), at Alex.Corey@toronto.ca

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