The yearly report from the Municipal Heritage Committee was delivered at last night’s City Council meeting.
The committee is responsible for the Heritage Site plaques that can be found throughout the area. Last February, on Family Day and as part of Heritage Awareness Week, the committee held an event to unveil the new plaque for 2017. The addition, one of 22 plaques placed by the committee, highlights the history of the Capitol Centre.
The 2018 plaque will recognize the 1975 Barry Building explosion at 128 McIntyre Street West. A ruptured gas line led to an explosion that killed eight people immediately, and a ninth in hospital some weeks later.
The proposed site of the 2019 Heritage Site Plaque is the North Bay District Jail, which has been in continuous use since 1930.
The Municipal Heritage Committee operated on a 2017 budget of $2,350 and will finish the year below that amount.