Heritage Canada Foundation promotes the third Monday in February as Heritage Day.
February 18, 2013, HCF encourages Canadians to celebrate Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods and their importance to our communities.
Whether made up of elaborate Victorian-era homes and turn-of-the-century houses designed by master craftsmen, or simple war-time houses of the mid-20th century, older neighbourhoods are remarkable for their special character, mature trees, walkable streetscapes and proximity to public transit. They have stood the test of time, holding memories and telling the stories of a community's evolution.
Preservation is 4 all!
Preserving older homes and neighourhoods is important to achieving long-term sustainability. Investing in neglected homes and neighbourhoods can be an opportunity to provide affordable housing, improve public health, and revitalize and stabilize the community. A healthy neighbourhood is as important as a good home!
Here are some suggestions for ways that you can participate on Heritage Day.