City of Thorold Recognized with Prestigious 2017 Heritage Awards

Downtown Thorold

The Price of Wales Prize

The City of Thorold has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious National Trust of Canada’s 2017 Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership. This award honours Thorold’s achievement in maintaining heritage assets through its Downtown Streetscape Master Plan. The transformation of the downtown area has enhanced Thorold’s rich industrial history and cultural heritage.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Awards

Shannon and Michael Passero, owners of The Post Office women’s clothing and accessories boutique are the 2017 recipients of the Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Reuse. The honour recognizes the broader community economic development spin-offs the family company brings to downtown Thorold. The re-occupation of the Thorold Fire Hall and Post Office has brought innovative new businesses to the community.

Historian and researcher, Sarah King Head claimed the 2017 Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s Margaret & Nicholas Hill Cultural Heritage Landscape Award on behalf of Heritage Thorold LACAC for her report Beaverdams, a Cultural Heritage Landscape.