Through education and advocacy, to encourage the conservation and re-use of structures, districts and landscapes of architectural, historic and cultural significance, to inspire and benefit Ontarians.
About ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVANCY OF ONTARIO INC
Province-wide but with local impact, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) is committed to preserving Ontario's architectural and environmental heritage through advocacy and direct action. Founded in 1933 by architect Eric Arthur, ACO was established to help preserve Ontario’s architecturally-significant structures – not just those of the 18th and 19th centuries, but more modern ones as well – saving them for future generations.
Our work is focused on encouraging the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings, helping local communities save beloved structures from demolition, honouring the work of architectural conservationists and supporting young professionals in the field. ACO operates through a network of 25 local branches in communities across Ontario, linked by a co-ordinating office in Toronto, and governed by its Board of Directors and Provincial Council.
For more information please visit our website at www.arconserv.ca.