Resources

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City of Kingston Heritage Resource Centre

Your first stop!


Upper Canada Stone House Group

Specializing in masonry restoration, stone construction, heritage pointing, stone repair and replacement, stone work, traditional stone carving and “Jahn” repair.


Edgewater Stonemasons

A Kingston based firm specializing in the repair and restoration of historic masonry structures. Our aim is to carry on Kingston’s proud tradition of craftsmanship through a commitment to best practices and the use of traditional methods and materials.


Bruce Downey

(planning, design, building assessments & construction detailing)
Hughes Downey Architects
230 Rideau Street
Kingston, ON K7K 3A4
613-544-9183
bruce@hughesdowney.ca


Mac Gervan

Mac Gervan & Associates
256 Mowat Avenue
Kingston, ON K7M 1K9
Phone: 613-546-5097
mac@gervan.ca
www.gervan.ca


Patrick Jenkins

(mason)
Enoch’s Hammer
2353 Perth Road
Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0
613-484-3007
enochshammer@hotmail.com


David White

(windows and wood trim restoration)
D.J. White Restorations
Holleford Road
Hartington, ON K0H 1W0
613-372-0471
dwhite@kingston.net


Heritage Kingston

You can access information on the committee including agendas and minutes for current and past meetings, as well as get information on heritage grants.


Loyalist Township Heritage Committee 

LACAC committee for Loyalist Township.


Kingston Historical Society

Organization that creates, fosters and maintains interest in the history and heritage of the City of Kingston and its environs. Website offers a searchable database.


Queen’s University Archives

Offers online searchable database of items in the archives including photographs.


Jennifer McKendry: Kingston Architecture

Architectural Historian Jennifer McKendry’s website offers a multitude of information including articles about architecture in Kingston and area. The site also offers books for sale.
Ancestral Roofs: “In praise of older buildings” 
A fascinating and informative blog by a Belleville based free-lance heritage writer and researcher.  There is a lot to see and learn about on this remarkable site!

Ontario Heritage Trust

Provincial government agency dedicated to “to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s rich and varied heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.”


University of Waterloo’s Heritage Resources

On April 30, 2012, a new website and mobile application was launched that enables Canadians to take a direct role in identifying important community heritage assets. Building Stories (www.buildingstories.co) is an incredible new on-line resource making thousands of original documents, photos and historical records available online from a wide variety of communities.


Ontario Ministry of Culture 

Government site that offers loads of information about cultural heritage including built structures. You can access the Ontario Heritage Act from this site.


Ontario Heritage Property Database

Direct link to the government’s heritage property database.


Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

This organization is dedicated to the preservation of buildings and structures of architectural merit in Ontario since 1933. The site offers great information about what is happening in heritage preservation in branches throughout Ontario.

National Heritage Places Discussion Board

A new way to connect and protect
AGORA-L is a free email-based tool for discussion and exchange about heritage conservation in Canada. Connect with peers across the country and share issues, questions and solutions without ever leaving your desk. No need to memorize a new password or log onto a website. Messages will come directly to your inbox. You can help make AGORA-L a source of success stories, conservation resources, and advice from colleagues who’ve faced similar projects and challenges.