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Tremont Restoration Wins Heritage Award

Posted by Sherry Rioux on November 16, 2010

Hot off the press… Collingwood’s own Richard and Anke Lex were named today as the winners of the Architectural Conservatory Of Ontario (ACO), Peter Stokes Award for Restoration! I’ve been watching, hoping and waiting that this dynamic duo would be recognized for their courage, passion and brilliance.

As stated by the Aco, the award was well deserved.  The Lex’s won for their “vision and hard work in restoring the Tremont House, Collingwood. A once decrepit building ready for demolition is now a remarkable gem in Collingwood’s downtown heritage district. This outstanding project raises the bar for the restoration of  heritage architecture in Ontario, and will serve as a model for other dreamers across the province.”

All of us in Collingwood are also proud of what you have achieved and have watched you toil with heart and soul bringing this very special building back to life.  What easily could have become landfill has become a landmark to be cherished for centuries ahead.  We congratulate Rick and Anke for achieving this richly deserved recognition.

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