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Penetanguishene is a community rich in cultural heritage; and it's our responsibility to preserve and protect what we've inherited from the past -- for the benefit of the present and the future.

Part of that responsibility lies in protecting heritage buildings, properties and neighbourhoods that have stood the test of time in our Town, and contributed to our beauty, culture and quality of life.

We are diligent in protecting our cultural heritage resources by:

  • Listing non-designated properties of cultural heritage value or interest on the Municipal Heritage Register.
  • Designating properties under Part IV (individual) or Part V (heritage conservation districts) of the Ontario Heritage Act.
  • Conserving properties during the heritage planning process in accordance with the provincial policy statement.

We commit to aiding property owners in their efforts to help us preserve the past, making Heritage Tax Rebate opportunities available for the purpose of conserving our cultural heritage resources.

The Museum & Heritage Advisory Committee advises us on matters involving conservation of publicly and privately owned cultural heritage resources within Penetanguishene.

View the Museum & Heritage Advisory Committee Agenda and Minutes.

Heritage Documents for Download:


Cultural Asset Project: Cultural Alliance 

Join us as we work to learn more about, and identify, cultural assets in the Heart of Georgian Bay.

Let’s Weave Our Story: The goal of this project is to develop a map where the cultural features of our communities are identified and preserved.  The map will be updated and continuously used by the Culture Alliance to celebrate, foster, and promote the cultural resources in the Heart of the Georgian Bay.  

Interested in viewing the map, or dropping a pin? Visit: https://www.culturealliance.ca/culturalassets

Thank you, merci, miigwech for participating!