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Heritage Acton receives $17,500 Façade Improvement Grant for some Town Hall TLC

Mayor Bonnette and Ward 1 Councillors were pleased to present Heritage Acton with the cheque on August 11, 2022.
Heritage Acton Town Hall Facade Improvement Grant
Pictured above from left to right: Jeff McQuarrie, Project Manager, Betty McDowall, Heritage Acton Board, Lloyd McIntyre, Heritage Acton Chair, Liz Bailey, Heritage Acton Board, Councillor Michael Albano, Mayor Rick Bonnette, Anne McIntyre, Heritage Acton Board), Councillor Clark Somerville, Maureen Ryan, Heritage Acton Executive, and Rick Bailey, Heritage Acton Volunteer.

Heritage Acton received a Façade Improvement Grant in support of renovations to the historic Acton Town Hall building located at 19 Willow Street North. Renovations include structural improvements completed to the exterior façade of the building such as restoring and repointing brick and mortar, restoration of the historic bell tower, and repair and painting of arches and trim. The Façade Improvement Grant is one of the many programs offered through the Town’s Community Improvement Plan.

Lloyd McIntyre, Chair of Heritage Acton acknowledged the support, noting that “The ongoing commitments and funds from volunteers, community businesses, private citizens and municipal, provincial, and federal governments is why we have and will continue to enjoy this beautiful Heritage building as an important part of our community life. Preserving historic buildings for future generations is important because the stories that buildings can tell are powerful and the causes behind them can be instructive in understanding our past.”

“Being able to support improvements to this historic building in Acton is important to preserving our community’s history” said Mayor Rick Bonnette, adding “And, as a life-long resident it makes me proud to see the revitalization of this treasured facility.”

Today, the Acton Town Hall operates as an event rental space providing a historical backdrop to performances, markets, weddings, social gatherings, and community celebrations. Heritage Acton will launch a phase two capital campaign to fundraise for the additional balance of the restoration in fall 2022. To learn more about the restoration project, fundraising events and rental space by visiting the Acton Town Hall Centre website.

Read the official media release to learn more about the history of Acton Town Hall and programs offered by the Community Improvement Plan.