ACO London Region is a dynamic, forward looking heritage organization whose core belief is that the buildings around us affect the quality of our lives, and that heritage buildings are valuable insights into our city’s past. We seek to promote, conserve, and interpret the architectural heritage of the London area. The branch was formed in 1966 in response to the threatened destruction of London’s original financial district on Ridout Street, just south of Eldon House. The Ridout Street Complex today houses the Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute.
Here are ten things that we do:
|• Organize the annual Geranium Heritage House Tour|
• Present annual heritage awards to individuals and restoration projects
• Offer a Trades Award scholarship to a young person studying the restoration arts.
• Organize programs, bus tours and workshops
• Publish books on heritage buildings and walking tours.
• Provide small restoration grants to owners of heritage properties.
• Encourage designation of heritage buildings under the Ontario Heritage Act.
• Encourage heritage conservation districts under the Ontario Heritage Act.
• Influence public policy regarding heritage buildings at the municipal level
• Partner with other groups in programming and advocacy.