This post is the twenty-seventh in a series in which we reached out to municipal candidates to ask their heritage platform. Responses will be posted in the order received.
The twenty-seventh to respond was Beth St. Denis, Candidate for Windsor City Council – Ward 6. The responses are in the candidate’s own words only slightly edited in a way that doesn’t in any way change what they said.
I feel that heritage conservation is extremely important. As a community, we need to learn from our history, in order for us to improve into the future. By keeping significant landmarks, buildings, statues, monuments etc. designated and maintained, it helps our city attached tourism and gives residents a sense of pride.
This region is rich with history. Sandwich, Walkerville and Riverside are three areas which have done an amazing job making heritage conservation a priority. I grew up in Riverside and Walkerville, so I understand how important it is to preserve our historic treasures.
My favorite landmarks in Windsor are The Peace Foundation, which is located in Ward 6 and Willistead Manor, which is located in Ward 4.
Picture from the Candidates Facebook Page. Click here to see the original source.