The City of Thorold is rich in buildings of cultural and historic value. Over 50 designated properties are located within the city and surrounding rural communities.

Heritage Preservation Awards

Prince of Wales PrizeThe City of Thorold is truly honoured to be 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.

Preservation of Thorold properties

Heritage Thorold (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee) is committed to the identification and preservation of Thorold’s properties. The informative A Walk Through History brochure maps and details a selection of heritage buildings and sites to admire.

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 presented by Architectural Conservancy Ontario. 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.

Featured Properties

Heritage Buildings

Historic Sites

For more information of designated properties visit Heritage Thorold.

Building Heritage Stories

The website, Building Stories, has a collection of photos and information of heritage buildings in Thorold and throughout Ontario. The website, operated from the Heritage Resources Centre at the University of Waterloo, may be accessed either online or through the Building Stories app.. Visit Building Stories.