The Town of Halton Hills offers two financial incentive programs to assist owners of eligible heritage properties with the cost of conservation – one of them being the Heritage Property Grant Program. Owners with heritage properties designated under Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are eligible for a matching grant of up to $3,000 per year to assist with conserving and restoring their property’s identified heritage attributes. A property may receive one grant per calendar year, providing the previous year’s work has been completed and funding is available – funding availability may fluctuate year-to-year.
To be eligible, a property must be:
- Located within the Town of Halton Hills,
- Designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, wherein the designation by-law has been registered on title,
- Situated within a Heritage Conservation District designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Any new work that directly and appropriately conserves, restores or enhances heritage attributes are deemed eligible. Eligible work includes the costs of labour, materials, and equipment. The grant is based on the owner's actual expenditures as verified by invoices and receipts. Donated labour and materials are not considered part of the project costs. Some examples of eligible work include but are not limited to:
- Repair, reconstruction, or restoration of original exterior doors, wooded storm windows, and screen windows
- Repair, reconstruction, or restoration of original chimneys, masonry, and stonework
- Repair, reconstruction, or restoration of exterior cladding, and architectural elements such as porches, columns, soffits, cupolas, and more.
- Removal of inappropriate modern materials such as insulbrick and vinyl or metal siding.
Eligible projects fall into three general categories, visit our Heritage Planning webpage for full program guidelines. Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the 2023 calendar year. Applications are being accepted now until June 1, 2023. Apply online today!