Monday, February 03, 2020 - 10:30 AM

City of St. John’s Celebrates Heritage Week

The Battery in St.John's, homes in a heritage area

The City of St. John’s is celebrating Heritage Day on February 17 and Heritage Week from February 17 to 23. This year’s theme is ‘2020 Vision: Bringing the Past Into the Future’.

The public are invited to attend several free events at City Hall to recognize the rich built heritage of our City:

Heritage Week Kick Off
Wyatt Hall
Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.
Heritage week will begin with the Prince of Wales flag raising followed by a coffee break to officially launch the celebrations. This event is an opportunity for the public to meet with City staff and members of Council at City Hall and to view the photo exhibit featuring local designated heritage buildings.

Photo Exhibit: Designated Heritage Buildings
Wyatt Hall
February 14 to 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Images of local designated heritage buildings will be featured in this week-long photo exhibit.

Heritage Awards Presentation and Proclamation
City Council Chambers
Monday, Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Join City Council and staff as they proclaim Heritage Day and present the 2020 Heritage Awards. These awards recognize commercial and residential property owners for their work in rehabilitating, restoring and celebrating our rich built heritage.

Introductory Workshop: Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places
Foran/Greene Room
Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register by email:
This introductory workshop will help broaden participants’ knowledge about standards and guidelines and how they can be effectively applied in planning, preservation, and adaptive reuse for heritage structures, landscapes and districts. This interactive and participatory workshop will be delivered by David Scarlett, OAQ, MRAIC, Chief Architect (Built Heritage), Parks Canada Agency. 

For further information about Heritage week celebrations please call (709) 570-2041 or email