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Municipal Heritage Award

The Municipal Heritage Award is offered annually by the City of Sault Ste. Marie upon recommendation of the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee to recognize contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the City's Heritage Resources as defined in the Cultural Policy for the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

Nominations will be considered from the community and from the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee. The Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee may make one or more nominations of an individual group or organization each year, providing an excellent opportunity to reward local achievement in heritage preservation, restoration and enhancement.

Definitions

The Cultural Policy for the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie defines Heritage Resources as:

  • Immovable Heritage - Buildings, cultural, heritage landscapes, natural heritage, archaeological and traditional use sites.
  • Intangible Heritage - Expressions of culture of the community (custom, dance, music song, story, etc.)
  • Movable Property - Personal property (art, artifacts, documents, natural objects and specimens)
Immovable heritage need not be a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Criteria

Awards may be given to an individual, group or an organization for the following contributions:

  • A heritage property that has been maintained or that is an enhancement to a neighbourhood or the community.
  • An addition to a historic property or new construction (infill) that is sensitive to the historic context of the property of a neighbourhood or the community.
  • Restoration or adaptive reuse projects.
  • Other contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of heritage resources.

Nomination Process

An individual, group or organization may make one nomination each year. Nominations must be submitted to the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee, c/o the Manager of Recreation and Culture, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6 by October 31 of each year using the appropriate nomination form.

  • Nominations must come from an individual, group or organization from Sault Ste. Marie or from the Sault Ste. Marie Heritage Committee.
  • Every section on the nomination form must be completed in full.
  • Nomination must be received no later than October 31 of each year.
  • Nominators may re-submit their nomination annually if the candidate is not chosen for the award.

Notification

All nominators will receive written acknowledgement of their nomination and of the decision of the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee.

The Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee will normally consider nominations during their November meeting. City Council will consider their recommendation at their last meeting the year of nominations.

The recipient of the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Award will be announced at the first available City Council meeting closest to Heritage Week.

Presentation

The Certificate of Award will be presented by the Mayor and the Chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee or their representing designates at the most appropriate City Council Meeting.

Nomination Form

Municipal Heritage Award Nomination Form
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