TORONTO, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Heritage Trust will continue
to identify, protect, renew and promote Ontario's rich and diverse
built, cultural and natural heritage under the leadership of a new
The appointment of Beth Hanna as executive director was officially
announced this week by Ontario Heritage Trust Chairman Dr. Thomas H.B.
Symons and Steven Davidson, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and
Sport. Ms. Hanna has served as the Trust's Director of Heritage
Programs and Operations since 2000. She has also provided significant
contributions to a number of government initiatives, including the
Ministry of Culture's Implementation Team for the 2005 Amendments to
the Ontario Heritage Act, the Ministry of Natural Resources' Natural
Spaces Leadership Alliance and the Religious Heritage Properties
Working Group. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of
conservation, Ms. Hanna held senior leadership positions in culture and
heritage at the City of Toronto prior to joining the Trust.
"I am delighted to welcome Beth to this new role and look forward to
working with her and with our dedicated partners across the province to
celebrate and protect our unique heritage. Her strong leadership and
commitment to conservation will ensure that the Trust remains a centre
of excellence for the delivery of services to the government and
communities of Ontario."
— Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust
The Ontario Heritage Trust's headquarters is located in downtown Toronto
at 10 Adelaide Street East.
The Provincial Plaque Program is the Trust's oldest and perhaps
best-known activity. Over 1,200 provincial plaques have been unveiled
The Ontario Heritage Trust holds 27 built heritage sites and more than
160 natural properties for the people of Ontario.
The Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to
identifying, protecting, renewing and promoting Ontario's heritage.
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