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​​​​​​​​midland heritage committeeAbout the Midland Heritage Committee

The Midland Heritage Committee was established by Council in 1989 to promote the Municipality's mandate of heritage preservation, under authority of the Ontario Heritage Act. The Committee focuses on the identification and preservation of heritage resources, including historical and architectural buildings, and cultural and natural features within our Municipality. The Committee promotes public awareness of heritage resources through organizing and participating in local heritage events, publications of books and brochures and annual Heritage Merit Award presentations of Midland Heritage Plaques on buildings having architectural and/or historical significance.  In 2009, The Committee also established the Heritage Appreciation Award to recognize individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the promotion or support of local heritage.  The Committee meets regularly once per month on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Town of Midland Council Chambers.

Do you have a Heritage Home?

Interested in showing off your home’s historic charm? Participate in the Christmas Home Tour Presented by the Midland Heritage Committee. 

For more information, contact planning@midland.ca.​


​​Resource Persons:

Barbara Lavigne-Jones 
​Lorelei Blane-Smith
Noella D'Aoust 
Sue McKenzie
Mary Templeton
Terry Fegarty
​​Rene Hackstetter


For more information on these properties and others of heritage value, download the Midland Heritage Inventory and Register right here:  Heritage Inventory ​and Register​  

​To learn more about the various other heritage initiatives in the Town of Midland click he​re.​​

Heritage Restoration and Promotion Plan for the William Wilson Pioneer Cemetery

ontario trillium foundation

The Town of Midland is pleased to receive funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to prepare a Heritage Restoration and Promotion Plan for the William Wilson Pioneer Cemetery.  The Town, on advice from the Heritage Committee, has retained Archaeological Research Associates and Seferian Design Group to prepare the Plan. 

Proposal from Archaeological Research Associates

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye out for new events in regarding the William Wilson Pioneer Cemetery.

Location of William Wilson Pioneer Cemetery

New Information About the William Wilson Pioneer Cemetery​ Restoration Project

This project includes both an investigation into the physical restoration of the site and the framework ​for a management plan for future maintenance of the site, along with a Promotion Plan to increase awareness of one of Huronia’s first European cemeteries and its ties to the area’s military history.

More information about the restoration of the William Wilso​n Pioneer Cemetery Project.

For more information about William Wilson, the cemetery or about the Heritage Restoration and Promotion Plan please contact the Planning and Building Services Department at planning@midland.ca​ or at 705-526-4275 ext. 2217​.​​​