Heritage buildings are important community assets. They give each neighbourhood their own identity. They attract tourists, provide some of the city’s most affordable housing and are popular places to live, work and play. They pay tribute to the colourful history of the city and their reuse and rehabilitation diverts tons of debris from the landfill.
Through lectures, workshops, granting programs and tours, Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the conservation of heritage buildings that encourage sustainability and preserve our sense of place.