21. November 2011 · Comments Off on 5th Annual Heritage Awards Programme: Call for Nominations · Categories: Announcements

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (London Region Branch) and Heritage London Foundation

This awards programme seeks to recognize individuals and organizations from either the private or public sector who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the preservation ofLondon’s built heritage. Nominees may be proposed for their long-term dedication to the cause, for a single outstanding effort that made a notable difference, for strong leadership and vision in educating the public, or for actions that have brought about a positive outcome for built heritage in our City. The awards also seek to honour projects that have actually preserved part of our built heritage.  The awards will therefore be given in two broad categories:

  1.   To individuals in the fields of education, awareness or advocacy.
  2.   Projects that have preserved built heritage.

The number of awards given each year will be at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

Any person may make a nomination. To do so, please submit (via surface mail, fax, or email), the name and address of the individual, project or organization you are nominating, a description of their achievements no more than one page in length, and contact information including phone numbers for the nominator and for two further supporters of the nomination. Nominators and supporters may be contacted by the Awards Committee.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, January 9th 2012

 Send nominations by mail to ACO – HLF Awards Committee

Grosvenor Lodge, 1017,Western Road,London,OntarioN6G 1G5

By Fax to 519-645-0981 or by email to info@grosvenorlodge.com

In order that members of the public may get an idea of what sort of person or project to nominate, it is possible to view the evaluation criteria that the Committee will be using by going to the ACO or HLF websites.

www.acolondon.ca    or     www.heritagelondonfoundation.org

The awards will be presented at a Gala reception to be held at the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate during Heritage Week on Tuesday, February 21st 2012 at 7.30p.m.

14. November 2011 · Comments Off on Paul Hubert and Pathways Skill Development Receives ACO Award · Categories: Announcements

from left to right: Paul Hubert, Executive Director, Pathways Skill Development; Susan Ratcliffe, President of the ACO; Frank Pal, Vice President of Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, the Host Sponsor.

The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) awarded Paul Hubertand the Board of Directors of Pathways Skill Development & Placement Centre with the 2011 A.K. Sculthorpe Award for Advocacy for their role in the restoration of the Red Antiquities Building.

“Pathways is deserving of this award because they, for the very first time, embraced a built heritage project and in so doing helped create a template for possible future projects both in London and elsewhere,” says Genet Hodder, President of the ACO London Chapter. “Paul Hubert and his organization should be commended for promoting heritage restoration in the community and for providing a point of pride for the approximately 60 workers engaged in the project.”   

 Paul Hubert received the award at the ACO Annual Awards Dinner held Friday, November 11th at the Arts and Letters Club inToronto.

 The A.K. Sculthorpe Award for Advocacy recognizes an individual, an informal group or an established non-profit organization that, at a critical point, achieved exemplary success in solving a significant heritage crisis. The people involved have demonstrated leadership in the field, integrity and the ability to be inclusive and communicate the value of heritage conservation to others.

For more information on the 2011 ACO award winners, click here

08. November 2011 · Comments Off on Announcing our $70,000 Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation! · Categories: Announcements

(left to right: John Manness (Chair, Heritage London Foundation), Genet Hodder (Chair, ACO London Branch), Paul Hubert (Executive Director, Pathways Skill Development), Deb Armstrong (Ontario Trillium Foundation Representative), Deb Matthews (MPP, London North), Wendy Toth (Vice Chair, Pathways Board of Directors)

Today we celebrated the receipt of our grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation by holding a press conference on site at the Red Antiquities Building. The grant was presented to Paul Hubert by the Hon. Deb Matthews, MPP London North and Ontario Trillium Foundation representative Deb Armstrong. The investment will be used to install heating, the fire suppression system, the roof and plumbing. We enjoyed fantastic weather and had a great turnout for the event. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario for helping to Save the Red Antiquities Building.


Check out our coverage in The Londoner and The London Free Press



03. November 2011 · Comments Off on Water Day · Categories: Construction Update

November 3, 2011

The break in the rain has allowed our construction to move forward. We’re having our water and sewer services installed today. Hill Street is closed in order to hook up the utilities. The two chimneys are being bricked and the final touches are being made to the front façade of the building. We should get a look at the new face of the Red Antiquities Building next week. The front doors and window glass are the only details remaining.

Thanks to our sponsors for their support, and our construction crew for their expertise!

02. November 2011 · Comments Off on Update: October 26 · Categories: Construction Update


We have made good progress over the last few weeks!


New electricity service has been installed and the basement is framed to provide office space for  a non-profit organization.

Masons are doing the preparation work for chimney restoration and brickwork should begin in the near future.

Everyone should see the front façade of the building going up very soon. The wet weather has slowed us a little, but we should have the exterior completed by early November.