The City is kicking off the new year by opening the 2022 Heritage Property Grant program, providing owners of eligible properties a chance to receive funding to cover up to 50 percent of the total cost of an approved project, once every two years, to a maximum of $5,000.
“Part of what makes Kingston such a wonderful place to live is the well-maintained historic buildings. We are all stewards of the past, even as we move into the future. Heritage property owners work hard to maintain their properties,” said Jennifer Campbell, Director of Heritage Services. “Recognizing this, the City introduced this program to help heritage property owners preserve their highly-valued heritage assets for the future.”
Twelve property owners were awarded funding through the Heritage Property Grant program in 2021 to undertake important conservation work, with each awarded grant matches contributions made by the property owner. These properties are all designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, either individually or as part of one of the City’s three Heritage Conservation Districts.
Grant applications are being accepted now and up to March 31 at 4:30pm.
Heritage Property Grant eligibility details and an application for this program can be found on the Heritage Grants/Tax Relief Programs page.