In 1982, the Foundation marked its tenth anniversary by instituting a program of annual awards to the owners of buildings of architectural/historic importance who had undertaken significant restoration measures for the preservation of such structures.

Annual awards are presented to the nominated owners of the building with secondary awards presented to the owner, architect, contractor and/or tradesmen who worked on the award-winning project.

View a full history of FHF Awards, from 1982 through 2012.

Each fall, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation presents its awards at the Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen Street, Kingston. Special thanks to Paul Fortier for his generous contribution of providing the venue and refreshments for this event.

The Margaret Angus Award for Heritage Conservation

Margaret Angus, May 23, 1908 to Feb. 15, 2008: Margaret Angus moved to Kingston in 1937 with her husband who had been hired by Queen’s University as a professor in English. She first became interested in providing costumes for dramatic productions, and over time, did so for 75 shows. More than two dozen honours and awards were bestowed upon Angus for her lifetime of work, including Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s University in 1973, and the Ontario Heritage Foundation certificate of Lifetime Achievement in recognizing her volunteer work protecting and promoting the province’s heritage.  In 2007, the FHF instituted an award in honour of her commitment of more than six decades, to recognize outstanding merit in heritage conservation. Read more.