The Township of Scugog has a rich heritage. Our community recognizes efforts to protect and promote our heritage through an awards program, our Heritage Conservation District (HCD) and a heritage plaque program.

Advisory Committee

The Scugog Heritage Advisory Committee handles heritage related matters, including decisions about our Heritage Register page. For more information please see the Heritage Committee's Terms of Reference.

2023 Heritage Conservation District Grant Program

All property owners in the Downtown Port Perry Heritage Conservation District are now eligible to apply for a Heritage Conservation District Grant, this program has been approved by Council in the amount of $30,000. This Program is designed to encourage the restoration and improvement of building facades in the Heritage Conservation District.  Landowners of either contributing and / or non-contributing buildings in the District are eligible to apply.

The assistance is in the form of a 50/50 matching grant, which is paid upon completion of the previously approved work. Approved applicants who undertake at least $500 in improvements are eligible for a grant of up to 50% of the costs with a maximum limit of $10,000 per property for eligible work.  Buildings identified as heritage structures would be eligible for an additional $5,000 in matching grant assistance.

To be eligible for a Heritage Grant for consideration in 2023, draft applications including scope of the work must be received by March 31, 2023.  Landowners are required to contact Christy Harrison at to submit the draft proposal and to obtain comments/input from the Township’s Heritage Advisory Committee.

The Heritage committee will review the proposal(s) on April 4, 2023 and provide applicants with comments/input shortly thereafter. Secondly, an official application will be provided to the applicant to complete and must include two (2) contractor quotes and professional drawings no later than end of day on May 5, 2023. The Committee will review the final applications and recommendations will be forwarded to Council for their review and consideration on May 29, 2023. Applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application no later than June 2, 2023.

For more information and to apply contact 
2023 official Heritage Grant Program Guidelines (coming soon)
Heritage Grant Application and Checklist (coming soon)

Scugog Shores Museum Village & Archives

Interested in learning more about Scugog's heritage? Plan a visit to the Scugog Shores Museum Village & Archives.