Lauded last week for lifetime achievement in heritage conservation, St. Thomas native Laurence Grant notes his to-do list is far from finished.
And, indeed, he says, “I was told by the lieutenant-governor that it wasn’t.”
Last week was Ontario Heritage Week and Laurence was recipient of a 2019 Lieutenant-Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award at a ceremony at Queen’s Park during which Ont. Lieut.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell and the province’s Ontario Heritage Trust celebrated individuals, communities and projects that have made exceptional contribution to heritage conservation.
“These recipients have all demonstrated a profound dedication to preserving the heritage of Ontario,” said Dowdeswell. “Thank you for your contributions to protecting our past and shaping our shared future.”
Laurence was nominated by the municipality of Dutton-Dunwich, where he is a member of the municipal heritage committee and where he is restoring the former Iona general store, creating a bed and breakfast, and weekend antiques and collectibles market.