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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Heritage Designations

Collingwood | by Catherine┬áThompson  

Efforts to preserve Collingwood's history are being recognized with special awards.

Efforts to preserve Collingwood's history are being recognized.

A number of properties were given heritage awards or heritage designations at Monday night's council meeting.

Richard and Anke Lex were awarded for restoring the former Tremont Hotel on Simcoe Street, behind the library.

The Tremont was originally built in 1889 as a 24 room hotel and is now home to an art school, artist studios, four apartments and a cafe.

Owners Richard and Anke Lex say they appreciate the recognition from the town.

The couple also received the Peter Stokes Award For Restoration in November.

Awards also go to 252 Hurontario Street, which is the former Ditson House and is now the office of chiropodist Cindy Lewis.

The other winner is 225 Pine Street, a circa 1880 building, that had been decaying and was an eyesore on the street until Penny and Ray Jones fixed it up.

The homes that received heritage designation are 36 Ninth Street, owned by former Collingwood councillor Norman Sandberg, a semi-detached at 291 and 293 Pine Street which was built in 1904. It's between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

The last designation goes to the Curling Club on Hume Street.

It was built in 1909. It was home of the Great Northern Exhibition for 75 years and has also served as a military training facility, among other things.


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