Gillespie Heritage Consulting
Experience in the research and evaluation of individual properties, districts and cultural heritage landscapes for designation under the Ontario Heritage Act and/or addition to inventories of heritage resources; preparation of designation and heritage assessment reports, and text for historical plaques and interpretive display panels. Researcher and guide for architectural/historical walking and bus tours. Specialized knowledge of decorative sheet-metal building components: fabrication techniques and architectural applications (1870 -1930). Work includes heritage conservation district studies; heritage assessment reports; technical support for grant-/loan-aided restoration and faade improvement projects (e.g. site inspections and meetings, preparing conservation guidelines and detailed lists of eligible projects, evaluating estimates, and approval of completed projects).