The Guelph/Eramosa Heritage Committee has created a Heritage Pride Plaque Program, to showcase the architectural and historic features in the Township and to promote heritage awareness within our community.
A Heritage Pride Plaque is an attractive and weather-resistant plaque displayed on buildings or hung from a sign in front of a building to show the date (or approximate date) of construction, the name and occupation of the original or notable owner.
Are you interested in having a Heritage Pride Plaque?
Below are some frequently asked questions about this program:
Is a Heritage Pride Plaque the same as a heritage designation?
No. The Heritage Pride Plaque is not a designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. The plaques aid in identifying Guelph/Eramosa’s rich and unique history but does not have the same conservation benefits or regulations as a designation.
Do I qualify for a Heritage Pride Plaque?
If you own a building constructed prior to 1910, you may apply for a plaque. Building constructed after 1910 may also be considered for their exceptional heritage characteristics, either in architecture, notable occupant/owner or cultural uniqueness.
How do I get a plaque for my house?
You may also wish to visit or contact the Wellington County Museum and Archives for assistance with your research.
How do I install my Heritage Pride Plaque?
Heritage Pride Plaques should be located in a prominent location, which is visible from the street. Installation is the responsibility of the property owner. For more information, contact Legislative Services at 519-856-9596 ext. 125 or email@example.com