Welcome to Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall

Municipal Heritage Committee, Cornwall Ontario

Debbie Ledoux of Heritage - Patrimoine Cornwall received the Community Heritage Ontario Service award for her longstanding contribution to Cornwall ' s municipal heritage committee. The award was presented at the 2017 Ontario Heritage Conference gala dinner held at the Canadian Museum of Nature Friday June 9.

Left to right: Debbie Ledoux, Wayne Morgan president of CHO and André Ledoux.
Congratulations Debbie and thanks for all your work!

Heritage Patrimoine Cornwall Heritage Awards

On May 22, 2017 Heritage Patrimoine Cornwall gave the first Heritage Awards in recognition of individuals and groups who go the extra mile to preserve their properties. This will hopefully become and annual event. The Awards were presented at the Mayor's Picnic in Lamoureux Park.Thank you to all our winners. See you next year!

The recipients were::

Boys and Girls Club 506 First St….Former Church of Good Shepherd

Timo and James Edney- Lepage @ 229 Sydney St

Upper Canada District School Board- Trustee David MacDonald - Central Public School

Robert Prowse- Chesley’s Inn

Certificates of Recognition:

Tartan Home Comfort- Eric MacDonald for Chesley’s Inn

Bourgon Construction-Dick Markell for Central Public

Porter’s Historical Restoration- Glen Porter for Central Public, Boys and Girls Club and Chesley’s Inn

Menard Bros. & Associates- Guy Menard for Boys and Girls Club

Colbourne & Kembel Architects (Kingston) for Central Public

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport - update to Info Sheet 

Due to the need for guidance about how the municipal register provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act apply to provincially owned properties, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has updated the relevant InfoSheet. Please find attached the newly updated InfoSheet, The Municipal Register of Heritage Properties”.   

The new version clarifies the purpose of the municipal register, updates some of the language surrounding the use of the register, and provides further guidance on the benefits of using the register as a planning and commemoration tool.

On Tuesday November 8, the Ontario Heritage Trust with the SD&G Highlanders unveiled the plaque for Colonel Darby Bergin, MD.  The plaque will be located in Glen Walter at the Darby Bergin's burial site.

Historical Car Rally 

Did you miss the rally and would like to do it on your own? 

Click here for instructions and questions 

Did you do the car rally and would like to see how you did?

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Update Old Post Office Stones installation in Lamoureux Park

A commemorative plaque has now been installed in Lamoureux Park, at the site of the display pods. The plaque, based on the art work of Pierre Giroux, shows the location of the stones when they were still on the structure. The new plaque is part of the City's waterfront plaquing project.

Some of Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall's municipal heritage committee members where on hand to celebrate the addition. The plaque tells part of the history of the stones and their recovery from a local landfill before being put on display in the park. 

From left to right; Joan Gaudreau, Ginette Guy, Marjorie Vallée, Carole Libbey, Nicolaas Lambooy and Debbie Ledoux.  


Adaptive reuse and brownfield rehabilitation

"We are excited to present an inspired vision for healthy, urban living, unequalled in eastern Ontario,” said Robert Pelda, President of both Cotton Mill Cornwall and RMP Construction and Development Ltd.

“lf these walls could talk, what stories they would tell of the workers and their families dating back to the 1870s. We are only custodians of time. And we will be remembered for what we did in our community during our period of time.”

The Edison Building is the latest development of the historic Cotton Mill District, which began years ago with the redevelopment of the Weave Shed into professional office space. Much of the development of the area has been supported financially by the City of Cornwall’s Community Improvement Plans.

Read more at http://www.choosecornwall.ca/eng/news/1093/57/New-Cotton-Mill-Condos-Overlook-St-Lawrence-River/


The bridge first opened in 1962. It took 2 years to build and will take 2 years to dismantle.The 950 ton arch in the center of the iconic bridge that symbolized the City of Cornwall for more than 50 years was slowly lowered to the ground by strand jacks at a rate of 15 feet an hour on Wednesday September 30, 2015.

The Register of Cultural Heritage Properties of value or interest in the City of Cornwall as recently been updated by Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall. To consult the register click here.  

Cornwall's Old Post Office - Stones Installation in Lamoureux Park  

The amazing life of our Post Office Stones - 131 year old stones in excellent condition despite being knocked over by the wrecking ball, fell to the ground, dumped as land fill, found and moved around a few times...here they are getting fitted for a bracket that will hold them in the display pods in Lamoureux Park. The workmanship and carving are outstanding.   The four stones were uncovered in a landfill in 2010.

Located at the northwest corner of Pitt St. and Second St. the post office was used between 1883 and 1955. Photo courtesy of the Cornwall Community Museum taken the 1950's. The stones placed in the display pods will further commemorate this beautiful building. This photo shows where the four stones on display were located on the buidling.