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Heritage Owen Sound

Owen Sound has a rich cultural heritage – it is a big part of what makes us unique. Heritage enhances our quality of life and sense of place, but it is not just about the past, it is about the places, spaces and stories that we value today and that we want to build on for the future.


The Prince of Wales Prize

2013 Prince of Wales Prize - City of Owen Sound

Heritage Canada Foundation - Flicker Photo Gallery


Heritage programs and policies of the City of Owen Sound:

For details on City heritage policies and the Committee which advises Council on heritage matters.

Heritage Policies
A variety of City and provincial policy documents govern heritage planning in Owen Sound.

These City Heritage programs assist the community in identifying and protecting heritage properties in Owen Sound, including the Register, Designation, Permits and Conservation Districts.

These City Heritage programs assist property owners, including the Downtown Façade & Structural Improvement Program and Property Tax Relief Program.

These City Heritage programs help interpret and promote local sites for residents and visitors alike, including the Interpretive Plaque, Murals and Banners Programs and Interpretive Walking Tours Program.

These City Heritage programs help educate and promote Owen Sound’s heritage to residents and visitors alike, including the annual Doors Open event and periodic workshops.

Heritage Documents
A list of PDF Heritage Documents.

Historical Walking Tours

Owen Sound Historical Walking Tour Brochure.pdf (6 Mb PDF)

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