Municipal Heritage Committee
The Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee advises City Council on matters relating to Part IV (Conservation of Buildings of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest) and Part V (Heritage Conservation Districts) of the Ontario Heritage Act. The Committee also makes recommendations on restoration grants.
Sault Ste. Marie currently has 36 designated heritage properties which include buildings, plaques and monuments. Most of these are found in the downtown core or in nearby neighbourhoods where most of the early development of the City took place. The importance of these designated properties to the cultural fabric of the City cannot be overstated. The conservation of our heritage sites helps revitalize, stabilize and enhance the character of our community.