By David F. Rooney
Four local residents have been awarded Heritage Awards for their treatment of existing homes or the way their new home fit in with their neighbourhood’s character.
This year’s winners are:
Residential Renovation — Chris Johnston for his treatment of the old Sturdy House at 102 Third Street East. He removed a stucco exterior, reconditioned the original wood siding and applied new paint that brought out the structure’s original details;
Residential Renovation — Paul and Eileen Sutherland for their application of hardi plank siding and shingles, a new roof, new windows and new paint to the Down’s House at 917 Second Street West;
Residential Detail — This award went to David and Leslie Savage for their use of new paint and wood detailing in a heritage style to give new life to their home at 111 Fifth Street East; and
Residential Infill — Laura Stovel won this award for the way her newly built home at 404 Connaught Avenue reflects the character of her neighbourhood with sensitivity.
The briefing package provided to Council by the Community Heritage Commission noted that there were seven entries in just three of the six categories available. There were no nominations for the Commercial Renovation, Commercial Infill and Institutional Renovation categories.
Plaques will be awarded to the owners during Heritage Week, February 20-26.