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This Committee was originally established in 1977 as LACAC - The Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee - to provide City Council with recommendations regarding the designating of heritage buildings and areas. The current name Heritage Advisory Committee in its form today was officially adopted by City Council in March 2004.

Vision

Preserving our Past, sustaining our present and inspiring for the future.

Mission

The Heritage Advisory Committee advises City Council on the protection of Thunder Bay's built and natural cultural heritage. The committee educates and promotes awareness of this heritage, so that future planning and development take into consideration the rich history of these assets.

The committee works to:

  • Identify heritage resources and evaluates their condition and community value
  • Recommend by-laws to designate heritage properties and by-laws to establish policies, processes and programs for the conservation of heritage resources
  • Review, monitor and take proactive actions on a property-by-property or area wide basis
  • Promote heritage and programs to advise City Council and the public of the value of heritage resources, to encourage awareness, appreciation, volunteer involvement and participation in heritage conservation activities.

 

Meetings

The Heritage Advisory Committee welcomes anyone interested in our city's historic buildings, cultural heritage properties and landscapes, to attend our meetings. Meeting details are available on the thunderbay.ca Events Calendar.  

You can contact a Committee member to learn more about what you can do to help ensure that our unique and irreplaceable past remains a vital part of our future.

Additional questions regarding meetings should be directed to The Office of the City Clerk, Committee Coordinator for the Heritage Advisory Committee at 807-625-2962.

Heritage Advisory Committee Members

Andrew Cotter (Chair) - Citizen Appointee
Phone: 807-473-3063
andrew.cotter@infastructureontario.ca

 

Larry Hebert - Citizen Appointee
Phone: 807-624-1482
larryhebert@tbaytel.net

 

Gloria Cyr - Citizen Appointee
Phone: 807-626-1756
cyrjg@tbaytel.net

 

Jennifer Bonazzo - Citizen Appointee
writergirl43@gmail.com

 

Kim Costa - Thunder Bay Law Association Appointee
Phone: 807-346-1320
kcostalawoffice@gmail.com

 

Diana Pallen - Thunder Bay Historical Museum Appointee
Phone: 807-344-2859
dpallen@lakeheadu.ca

 

Heidi Strobl - Appointee from the business community
heidi.strobl@ic.gc.ca

 

Sarah Walker - Young Professional/ Post-Secondary Student
swalker@lakeheadu.ca

 

Justine Waite - Appointee from the Aboriginal community
jmwaite@lakeheadu.ca

 

Patricia Mader - Art & Cultural Development Coordinator, City of Thunder Bay
Phone: 807-625-2357
pmader@thunderbay.ca

 

Pam Caland - Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
Phone: 807-475-1676
pamela.caland@ontario.ca

 

Grant Mason - Planner II, City of Thunder Bay
Phone: 807-625-2543
gmason@thunderbay.ca

 

Matt Szybalski - Corporate Records Manager - Archivist, City of Thunder Bay
Phone: 807-625-3390
archives@thunderbay.ca

 

Leanne Lavoie - Committee Coordinator - Office of the City Clerk
Phone: 807-625-2962
llavoie@thunderbay.ca

 

Laurie Abthorpe - Heritage Researcher, City of Thunder Bay Archives
Phone: 807-625-3197
archives@thunderbay.ca

The Ontario Heritage Act defines the work of Municipal Heritage Committees

Section 28. (1) The council of a municipality may, by by-law, establish a municipal heritage committee to advise and assist the council on matters relating to this Part IV (the designation of individual properties), matters relating to Part V (the designation of heritage conservation districts) and such other heritage matters as the council may specify by by-law. [2002, c.18]

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