Oakville Harbour protection plan wins national awards for heritage conservation – Oakville News
A strategy to identify and protect the Oakville Harbour cultural heritage landscape was recognized as one of the finest examples of heritage conservation in Canada in the 2021 national awards competition.
The Oakville Harbour strategy developed a procedure for recognizing a place for its heritage value beyond its physical attributes. The Oakville strategy asks people to consider a place for its contextualized cultural history, including Indigenous history, historical shipping, boat building, and other recreational waterway activities.
The project received an Award of Merit in the Documentation and Planning category from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) in their 2021 Awards competition that celebrates excellence in heritage conservation across Canada.
“When the multiple layers and perspectives of the history of a place are recognized and celebrated, communities have a better appreciation of their neighbourhoods and gathering places,” said Christienne Uchiyama, president of CAHP. “When we understand our past, we gain a greater understanding of who we are as a community.”
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