By Natalie Bull, Executive Director, The National Trust for Canada The National Trust’s magazine got a fresh new look in time for a milestone year, and a new name – locale – signaling our love of local places that matter. Does the appellation locale surprise you? We think it helps hitch our wagon to the … More Say hello to locale
By Julie Normandeau, Manager of Sites and Partnerships Fairmont le Chateau Montebello will always have a special connection to the National Trust, the hotel is on the same property as Papineau Chapel, a property we have operated since the 1970s. Now, Chateau Montebello will have another special connection with me; it will be remembered as … More 24 hours in Montebello
Nikki Clarke is President of the Ontario Black History Society Black History is Canadian History. Black History is International History. The contributions and achievements of black people can be seen in arts and culture, inventions, architecture, policy making, sports, and the list goes on. Since becoming the newly elected president November 9, 2015, it has been a very … More Black History is Canadian History
By Natalie Bull, executive director, National Trust for Canada Happy 150th birthday year, Confederation! Now that 2017 is here, Canada’s Sesquicentennial celebrations are getting underway all over the country. Earlier this week, the Toronto Star published an eclectic list of 150 ways to celebrate Canada 150, including Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake – the National Film Board’s cross-country screening … More Celebrating 150 with Some Well-Known Friends
By Natalie Bull, executive director, the National Trust for Canada It’s that time of year: I’m making my list, checking it twice, sorting through who’s been naughty or nice. At the top of my “nice” list this year is MP Peter Van Loan, who tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons earlier … More A great gift for places that matter
Parmi vous, nombreux ont probablement déjà eu l’occasion d’assister à une des conférences offertes par la Fiducie Nationale. Pour ma part, celle de 2016 fut ma grande première. Non que les sujets et thématiques des éditions précédentes ne m’est interpelée, mais le budget étudiant et le lieu de l’événement ont bien souvent été des contraintes … More Le patrimoine prend son élan à Hamilton!
Applying the lens of Truth and Reconciliation to all the work of heritage and regeneration By Tom Urbaniak Tom Urbaniak recently completed his term as chair, board of governors, of the National Trust for Canada. A successful conference feels like a culmination, a conclusion, a high point for so much effort and energy. Actually, it … More Hamilton Conference Inaugurates a New Chapter
Since the 1980’s I’ve been travelling into and hanging out on every “Main Street” I come across from one side of this vast land to the other. Then, I worked for the National Trust’s (then Heritage Canada Foundation) Main Street Canada initiative that was being implemented in over 100 towns and cities. That experience altered … More Why Main Streets are Important
When I tell people my job at the National Trust is all about promoting and supporting the regeneration of historic sites, I get some puzzled looks. For us heritage types who use the Standards and Guidelines, we can understand that regeneration includes all the activities under the conservation umbrella. But for most people, the light … More Are Historic Sites Still Relevant?
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