Malahat Building. Photo: The Art of Leaping
Victoria’s heritage properties tell the stories of who we are and where we came from. Buildings define and give character to spaces both urban and rural, and play a role in defining and accenting the cultural landscapes in which we live. Re-using old buildings contributes to sustainable development and their conservation and rehabilitation creates economic, environmental and cultural benefits. Heritage buildings connect us to our past and their preservation ensures that our children and grandchildren will understand “where they came from.”
The Hallmark Heritage Society is the oldest heritage preservation society in the Capital Regional District – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was established on April 18, 1973, in response to the wholesale demolition of heritage buildings. The Society advocates the preservation, conservation, and restoration of heritage assets and works towards a greater public awareness and understanding of heritage. As a registered non-profit society, we are financed principally by membership dues and members’ contributions and are affiliated with regional, provincial, national and international heritage preservation organizations.
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