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Heritage Designation

Owners of designated heritage properties can rightly be proud of the contribution they are making to the preservation of the community’s cultural heritage. Implicit in the designation is the recommendation that the owner try to maintain the property in the spirit of cultural heritage conservation and, when possible, restore the property to its original character. Designation, however, does not impose any obligation to restore, nor does it in any way restrict the resale of the property.

Owners of designated heritage properties may be eligible for matching grants for the restoration of their property, once the restoration is approved by the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee as culturally, historically, and/or architecturally correct.

The Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee uses the following criteria when evaluating a property:

  • Historic - A property may be of cultural heritage value or significance if it is associated with a person, event or movement symbolic of the historical importance to the community.
  • Architectural - A building may be of architectural significance if it is a good example of a particular building type, architectural style or period, or if it is the work of an important architect or early builder. A property may be of cultural heritage value or significance if it possesses unique aesthetic or picturesque qualities.
  • Contextual - A building may have contextual significance if it forms an integral part of the surrounding streetscape. A property may be of cultural heritage value or significance if it incorporated the use of local sandstone in the building construction, particularly from the Sault Ste. Marie Canal excavation.

Designated Properties and Plaques


Designated Properties Chart

Heritage Properties Map

Application Forms

Heritage Properties - Request for a Heritage Designation

Heritage Properties - Designated Property Grant Guidelines and Application

Heritage Property Tax Rebate Application - New Applicants 

Heritage Property Tax Rebate Application - Currently Enrolled

Historic Monument Grant Application
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