After my May 1969 graduation as a civil engineer, my wife Lois and I, along with our then-young son James, Sc’90, MBA’95, moved to my paternal grandparents’ community of Orono, Ontario. I completed my articles for Ontario Land Surveying in 1971 and, after working as a Survey Systems Engineer for Hewlett Packard, I returned to the land survey profession in […]
Outside Town Hall stands the statue of one of Port Hope’s native sons and one of local history’s most disputed heroes. Lt-Colonel Arthur Williams, also known as “The Hero of Batoche” reaches towards the sky, sword in hand. An infamous moment in history frozen in time, serving as a reminder for generations to recall how this […]
We’re Running Out Of Time To Save The Historic Port Hope Hospital
Building A Healthier Option For The Historic Port Hope Hospital Together
The protection of a community’s heritage is complex. Our heritage is a non-renewable resource and it is a basis for our […]
On Wednesday, March 13th, the Conservation Review Board submitted its final report for Council consideration concerning the heritage designation of 65 Ward Street – recommending designation. To view the report, click here.
‘It is good news,’ states ACO Port Hope Past Chair and Heritage Architect Phil […]
Since posting a petition nine months ago and asking for your support, there have been several developments regarding the designation of the historic Port Hope Hospital at 65 Ward St.
By far one of the more significant developments in this campaign was the recent municipal election and a change of council members. While support for the historic hospital is still present […]
Thursday, February 21, 7 pm for 7:30
Sculthorpe Room, Capitol Theatre
One order of business will be to vote for next year’s Executive. The Slate is: Anna Gray: re-elect as Director
Marielle Lambert: elect as Director
Susan Layard: elect as Director
Hugh Parker: re-elect as Director and Treasurer The following Directors were elected last year for a […]
The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario recently completed a new strategic plan titled, The Past, Our present, Your future. The organization’s mission states: “Through education and advocacy, to encourage the conservation and re-use of structures, districts, and landscapes of architectural, historical and cultural significance to inspire and benefit Ontarians.”
With this goal in mind as well as from numerous references in several […]
If you drive by the site on Ward or Hope street today, the historic hospital is practically invisible, hidden by fencing and overgrown shrubbery. It does indeed present the appearance of a derelict building, lost to view; apparently of no value; what folks of the heritage trade term: demolition by neglect. The image is meant to contradict our goal that […]
They sacrificed for us. It’s our turn to save this important building, so they are never forgotten.
“Everybody Here Says the Hospital Campaign is the greatest thing that has come to Port Hope since Confederation.”
This was the sentence typed on subscription cards for residents of Port Hope to donate money to hospital trustees for the first public hospital of Port Hope. […]
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) Port Hope has launched a fact first campaign in our fight to save the historic hospital that treated our WWI soldiers during and after the war.
Why? It’s important. A vital piece of our town’s history and future is at stake. Our historic former hospital is at the mercy of Southbridge Care Homes, […]
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) Port Hope has a fight on its hands – one worth every ounce of our commitment and best efforts.
You know the David and Goliath story?
The ACO Port Hope Advocacy Committee is standing up tall and proud for the grouping of heritage buildings at 65 Ward St. under threat of demolition by an outside for-profit company […]