The Heritage Markham Awards of Excellence is a program initiated in 2000, Heritage Markham's 25th Anniversary year. The committee decided to give awards to celebrate the best heritage works completed in the community over the previous 25 years. Since then, Heritage Markham has been holding an annual awards ceremony to recognize & celebrate excellence in heritage conservation by honouring some of the best heritage works in the community which were completed in the past year.

In 2002 there were fourteen Heritage Markham Award of Excellence winners. In selecting the award winners Heritage Markham Committee considered all of the works that it had reviewed over the past year, and identified those projects which were considered the best in terms of design, implementation and were a good example for other projects which may arise in the future.

The ceremony took place in the historic Cedar Grove Schoolhouse Community Centre, one of Markham's first ever designated heritage sites. Winners included such diverse areas as additions to heritage buildings, restoration of heritage buildings, new construction in heritage areas, a book on local heritage, and the Markham Village Farmers Market for the positive impact that that project had on the Markham Village Heritage Conservation District. See some of the winners below.

George Duncan - York County Mouldings Book

George Duncan - York County Mouldings Book

Haldenby-Jones Family of 60 Drawbridge Road

Haldenby-Jones Family of 60 Drawbridge Road

Roger Matthews of Charles Mattews Ltd.

Roger Matthews of Charles Mattews Ltd.

Roger Matthews of Charles Mattews Ltd.

Roger Matthews of Charles Mattews Ltd.

Unionville Bandstand Recipients

Unionville Bandstand Recipients

Vivian Risi of 161 Main Street, Unionville

Vivian Risi of 161 Main Street, Unionville

For more information about these awards please contact Michael Seaman, Senior Planner, Heritage & Conservation at 905.477.7000 extension 7955 or Regan Hutcheson, Manager, Heritage Planning at 905.477.7000 extension 2080.

Visit Heritage section for more information.