Stratford-Perth County Branch is a member of the Architectural Conversancy of Ontario.


Here is some news from ACO - Provincial


Self-Guided Walking Tours and Virtual Heritage Resources


Walking Tours are a wonderful way to experience heritage in your local area, or when you’re traveling. You can go at your own pace and enjoy learning from research collected by others about the buildings you see. ACO has compiled a list of walking tours in Ontario, some created by our own branches and others created by municipalities or other organizations. We hope you enjoy these tours in a safe, distanced manner, until we are able to gather in groups again. Some of the tours below are virtual, so you can enjoy them from home. This list will continue to be updated, so please tell us if you know of any tours or resources we may have missed!


The City of Stratford has an excellent interactive map on its website, linked to various themed  "strolls." You can find it here on their website.
ACO's Stratford/Perth Branch has a listing of its "Historical Plaque Properties" online, and you can read the the stories of many of Stratford's early residents linked to the houses they lived in; you can find this listing, with all of the stories. You can find them here on our website
ACO's Stratford/Perth Branch created a detailed historic self-guided stroll through Cobourg Street, one of Stratford's original residential streets; you can find it here on our website.



Heritage Day 2023: Leveraging the Huge Potential of Ontario's Older Buildings
BRANCH: Provincial Office

TYPE: Member Documents

DATE: February 28, 2023

AUTHOR: ACO Provincial Office

On February 21st, 2023 ACO held its eighth annual Heritage Day, meeting with MPPs from across the province.

Prepared by ACO's Policy Committee and Government and Community Relations Committee, the Heritage Day slide deck highlights the vital role conserving our built heritage and landscapes has to play in combatting climate change, as well as the wide-ranging positive benefits it has for housing, economic growth and tourism.

It also outlines the regressive and damaging changes to heritage in the recently passed Bill 23 that will make it much harder to protect what communities value and treasure.

Included at the end of the deck are useful statistics and an abundance of resource links.

Keep Fix Reuse - 2023 ACO Heritage Day.pdf
One Page Summary - 2023 ACO Heritage Day.pdf