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Heritage Committee

The Heritage Committee is appointed under the Ontario Heritage Act by by-law and performs statutory obligations under the Act; however, is not mandatory under legislation. It is the mandate of this Committee to advise and assist Council on matters relating to Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and such other heritage matters as Council may specify by by-law.

The Heritage Committee is comprised of one (1) Council member and five (5) appointed members from the community. By-law 2019-018 appointed the following members to the Heritage Committee. 


  • Simon Chamely - Committee Chair
  • Shirley Curson-Prue - Committee Vice Chair
  • Councillor Patricia Simone - Council Representative
  • Jennie Lajoie - Committee Member
  • Robert Honor - Committee Member
  • Stephanie Pouget-Papak - Committee Member
  • Angelo Avolio - Staff Liaison
  • Kevin Fox - Recording Secretary

Contact the staff liaison

Email: Angelo Avolio, Chief Building Official
Phone: 519-736-5712 ext. 2136
Fax: 519-736-5403
TTY: 519-736-9860

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please check our Committee Vacancies page for current openings.

Meeting schedule

The Heritage Committee meets on a quarterly basis. The next meeting of the Heritage Committee is May 13, 2021. The next meeting's agenda can be found below:

The Committee's terms of reference, meeting agendas and minutes are also archived and available for viewing.

Heritage Properties Designated in Amherstburg

Property Designated Heritage Under the Ontario Heritage Act. - click the link below

Other Valuable Sources of Information

 Ontario Heritage Trust website - click the link to access this wealth of heritage information for all of Ontario - Ontario Heritage Trust

Ministry of Culture website - Ontario Heritage Act  - click the link to access information on the Ontario Heritage Act and the Heritage Tool Kit

National Trust for Canada website - click the link to access the National Trust of Canada

 Looking for some interesting reading on historical Amherstburg - see our links below-

"Reflections" The Marsh Collection Newsletter - (published quarterly)

Spring 2019

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Winter 2018