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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
NOTL wins prestigious award for heritage preservation

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has been awarded the 2020 Prince of Wales Prize for its sustained commitment to heritage conservation over time. 

As the winner of the National Trust for Canada’s most prestigious prize, Niagara-on-the-Lake is being celebrated for its exemplary and effective revitalization practices and demonstrated results in bringing heritage to life.

“We are thrilled to receive the National Trust’s 2020 Prince of Wales Prize,” said Lord Mayor Betty Disero.

“It takes a large number of volunteers and public support to be able to maintain and celebrate Niagara-on-the-Lake’s extraordinary heritage. On behalf of town council, staff and the passionate community members for whom we are forever grateful, I feel privileged to accept this great honour.”

In keeping with Prince Charles' commitment to architecture, the environment and inner-city renewal, the Prince of Wales agreed to lend his title to the creation of the National Trust’s Prince of Wales Prize in 1999.

The prize is awarded annually, recognizing communities and their local governments for the successful heritage stewardship of a town, city, rural region, First Nations reserve or community.