True Colours Grant

1642 Stephens Street, before and after being repainted in 2016 with a True Colours Grant.

True Colours Grants assist with repainting heritage buildings

Recipients received a cash grant of up to $7,500 per project (maximum of 50% of the cost of the project) for the painting of the original exterior cladding of heritage buildings in historic colours from the historical Vancouver True Colours palette. A Heritage Consultant provided by Vancouver Heritage Foundation determined the original colour scheme of the building. The paint schemes funded from the True Colours palette or original to the building were as per the Consultant’s report and recommendations. Houses were required to be on the Heritage Register and in good, original condition to receive the grant. 

The True Colours projects continue to be supported through the Heritage Conservation Grants program, learn more here.


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See the palette of True Colours Paint Swatches.

Download PDF files of Grant Recipient buildings from 2001 - 2015 illustrating heritage paint schemes:
Houses East of Main Street
Houses West of Main Street