Letter to the Essex Mayor, Town Council, and Heritage Committee

To the Mayor of the Town of Essex, Members of Town Council, and the Heritage Committee, It has come to the attention of the Windsor/Essex Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario that the home described as the “1813 John Snider House” in Colchester and which is chronicled in the Town of Essex’s heritage listing …

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Five Days left until Windsor/Essex Jane’s Walks!

Windsor/Essex Jane’s Walks 2024 feature 32 Community-led, free, walking tours. Follow the link to make your plan today! The Festival begins on Friday, April 26, 2024 at noon in Leamington. Join Jill Nicholson to learn about 100 Years of Mennonites in Essex County.  At 2pm, Olivia Laforet of the ACO will be leading a walk …

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Letter sent to elected officials in our region regarding Bill 23 and the impact it will have on our heritage landscape…..

October 27, 2023 Attn: MPP Andrew Dowie, MPP Anthony Leardi, MPP Lisa Gretzky (via email) RE: ACO Windsor/Essex Branch strongly opposes the impact that Bill 23 will have on the heritage landscape of Essex County.     Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 deems that any property that has been listed on a …

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Bill 23 Impact Series 3 – Windsor City Council Heritage Committee Meeting.

On August 1, 2023, the City of Windsor’s Development and Heritage Standing Committee met and discussed a proposed strategy to mitigate the potential loss of 884 listed properties. On January 1, 2023 under Bill 23, any properties that have appeared on the heritage list for more than 2 years will be  removed and not be …

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Bill 23 Impact Series 1 – Monarch Liqueurs Co/Webster Building

The Monarch Liqueurs Building was built in 1928 and designed by architect, Albert J. Lothian, a Scottish architect who moved to Windsor after World War I.  The building started its life very briefly as a bottling plant before WL Webster Manufacturing took occupancy. The WL Webster plant made seat slipcovers for automobiles. Lothian, in many …

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ACO comments on the Proposed Provincial Planning Statement.

PPS Media Release final May 29 May 29, 2023 Proposed Provincial Planning Statement will bulldoze Ontario’s heritage, ACO warns: Still reeling over Bill 23’s changes to the Ontario Heritage Act, which make it almost impossible to save many Black, Indigenous, racialized, and 2SLGBTQIA heritage sites from harm, heritage advocates are appalled at the proposed new …

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