Monday’s Council meeting had a second Heritage Award given out, they recognized the Algoma Conservatory of Music.
Guy Traficante is the Principal of the Algoma Conservatory and sent this statement to Saultonline.com.
“It was certainly a pleasant surprise to learn that Tony Porco and the Algoma Conservatory of Music had received the Heritage Award. The former paper mill site was considered one of the finest examples of neo-romanesque architecture in North America, and it is an honour to be helping to give new life to the distinctive Conservatory building. It will be enjoyed for generations to come,” said Traficante.
“With the help of Canadian Heritage, NOHFC, FedNor and many private contributors, we have invested over $3 million in the Conservatory building and are nearing completion of a distinctive new performance and special event venue, The Loft, and a professional recording studio. Combined with the extensive renovations that Tony Porco has made at the Machine Shop, as well as developing the new Train Station, outdoor covered arena and restaurants and bars, this heritage district is becoming a vibrant year-round centre for entertainment and education.”
The award is given out yearly to deserving recipients by the city.