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Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards - Call for Nominations!

Ottawa, Ont., May 1, 2015 –The National Trust for Canada is accepting nominations for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage to recognize excellence in the regeneration of heritage buildings and sites in Canada in two categories: Adaptive Use/Rehabilitation and Infill. 

The purpose of these awards is to bring national attention to exemplary commercial, institutional, mixed use and/or social purpose projects, and to recognize the people who have helped make them happen.  

The National Trust is seeking entries for the juried awards from individuals or organizations, including architects, developers, builders and owners—who may self-nominate—no later than June 22, 2015 in one or both of the following categories: 

  1. Adaptive Use/Rehabilitation: projects that demonstrate sensitivity and creativity in preserving the heritage values of a site while making possible a continuing or compatible contemporary use. 
  2. Infill: projects that integrate new construction in a historic context in a way that reinforces the character of the streetscape, enhances heritage values and contributes to the revitalization of the complex or district. 

Eligible projects must have been completed between 2010 and 2015. For more information on eligibility and decision criteria, see the Terms of Reference.  

Recipients will be fêted at a gala ceremony as part of the National Trust’s annual national conference this October in Calgary.  


For further information:
Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications
Telephone: 613-237-1066 ext. 229; Cell: 613-797-7206