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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Help protect Toronto’s history!

The City of Toronto is looking for volunteers to participate on the Toronto Preservation Board and the Community Preservation Panels. It’s an important opportunity for residents to work with other individuals who value the city’s history and provide input into heritage issues affecting Toronto now, and for decades to come.

The role of the 14-member Preservation Board is to advise City Council on issues relating to the Ontario Heritage Act. The Act gives municipalities the power to assist in the preservation of Toronto’s buildings. The four district-based Community Preservation Panels make recommendations to the Board on heritage matters in their communities and Panel members serve as advocates providing valuable input into the policy and designation of heritage buildings. Terms run from 2007-2010.

“The Preservation Board and the Panels are key to helping preserve Toronto’s heritage,” said Ted Tyndorf, the City of Toronto’s Chief Planner. “The expertise of the Board and Panel members helps the City identify, preserve and protect Toronto’s heritage.”

In order to be eligible you must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the City of Toronto. For details on eligibility requirements, the public information session and how to apply, please contact Paul Maka, City of Toronto Heritage Services, at 416-338-1077, or by email Applications are also available online at and will be accepted until Friday, June 29, 2007.

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