The Town of Midland has a very active Midland Heritage Committee with ongoing work on various heritage initiatives, as set out below
Victorian Christmas Home Tour
The Midland Heritage Committee is busy planning the 2nd Annual Victorian Home Christmas Tour. The event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more details.
Doors Open Huronia
Doors Open is an annual event to celebrate heritage by providing people the opportunity to tour heritage buildings for Free!
Heritage Inventory and Register
The Town of Midland Heritage Inventory and Register has been prepared by the Planning Department under the direction and with the assistance of the Heritage Committee. The Heritage Inventory and Register, at this time, includes those buildings and structures on the Walking Tour list, Captain's Houses list, and a number of other buildings and structures identified by current and past staff and Committees.
Under Section 27(1) of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), the Clerk of the Town is required to keep a register of properties of cultural heritage value or interest within the Town. The register must include all properties that are designated under the OHA either locally or provincially and the register must include a legal description of the lands, name and address of current owner, a statement of the cultural heritage value or interest of the property, and a description of the heritage attributes of the property. The OHA also permits property/buildings that are not formally designated to be 'listed' on the Heritage Register where the municipality believes that there is a cultural heritage value or interest in the property/building.
The Heritage Inventory and Register is an important and significant part of the Town's overall heritage resources program. The Inventory and Register meets the Town's obligations and requirements of the Ontario Heritage Act and also establishes an important tool in the identification, promotion and protection of these significant heritage properties and buildings.
The Heritage Inventory and Register should be considered a living document that will continue to be added to and improved upon over time as additional historical information is found and incorporated regarding the existing designated and listed properties and as new buildings and resources are considered by the Committee for listing and designation.
Download the Heritage Inventory and Register (PDF, ~9mb) - updated October 2012
Heritage Merit Awards and Heritage Appreciation Awards
Each February, the Town of Midland participates in the Ontario Heritage Trust’s province-wide celebration of our past, known as Heritage Week. The Town of Midland uses this week as a vehicle to stimulate awareness of heritage resources and heritage-related issues within the Community. It is during this week that the Town of Midland presents the Heritage Merit Awards and Heritage Appreciation Awards.
The 2013 Heritage Merit Awards and Heritage Appreciation Awards will be presented in February 2013.
- Call for Nominations for 2012 Awards (PDF)
- Heritage Awards Fact Sheet and Criteria (PDF)
Walking Tours and Brochures
Various brochures have been developed over the years to promote our local heritage:
- Historic Downtown Midland Walking Tour
- Midland's Heritage Homes Walking Tour
- Midland's Marine Heritage: Captain's Homes Walking Tour