Historic buildings everywhere heaved a creak of relief as the Pickering town council in Ontario, Canada voted to grant a West Shore house protection under the Ontario Heritage Act.
“Your voices were heard, and made a difference!” exclaims petition author Bruce Smith. “At a town council meeting on April 16, 2012, the councillors and mayor of Pickering voted unanimously to designate this house a heritage home.”
The Georgian-inspired gray stone house at 560 Park Crescent was built in the 1850s, and has enchanted the community ever since. A charming remnant of the days when Scots inhabited the area, part of its architectural significance lies in its exquisite masonry details.
“Land registry dates the first land patent to 1796,” explains Bruce. “The early construction and integrity of the structure set this homestead apart in the community and make it an integral part of Pickering’s heritage and cultural history.”
Thank you, Care2 members, for signing this petition and making a difference!