Annual Heritage Homes Tour & Tea

  Save the date for our 36th Annual Heritage Homes Tour -  Sunday, May 31, 2015!  This year’s tour features something for everyone! The line-up includes a late Victorian beauty restored to its original charm, several smaller bungalows “let out at the seams” and stylishly renovated, a charming Church celebrating its 150th ...Read More

Vancouver Sun’s Shelley Fralic: Heritage home tour highlights ‘survivors’

New Westminster group shows how aging beauties can be renovated, rather than destroyed By Shelley Fralic, Vancouver Sun columnist reprinted from Vancouver Sun May 16, 2015   Every year, the heritage preservation organizations in Vancouver and New Westminster mount ambitious old-home home tours, in which owners are persuaded to open their doors ...Read More

The Record features Love It or List It home in Sapperton

  The Charles Erickson House on Alberta Street is one of 14 venues that will be open to the public during the 36th annual Heritage Homes Tour. The event runs Sunday, May 31.   by Tereza Verenca / New West Record reprinted from the May 13, 2015 edition of the New Westminster ...Read More

Heritage cottage gets new life with help from Craigslist

  The blue front door to Gary Holisko and Roseanne Wood’s Uptown heritage home has become a bit of a touchstone in their neighbourhood. Their 1909 cottage is one of the smaller homes featured in this year’s 36th annual Heritage Home Tour and Tea to be held Sunday, May 31.     ...Read More

HRA’s – Balancing the past and creating a future

NWHPS president Maureen Arvanitidis talks to the Early Edition’s host Rick Cluff about Heritage Revitalization Agreements in New Westminster Maureen Arvanitidis joined Rick Cluff to talk about the Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) that was presented at a public hearing Monday, April 27. City Council is considering the application to sub-divide the 1897 ...Read More

WANTED: Heritage Homes for next year’s Homes Tour

Have you thought about debuting your heritage home or showing off your restoration/renovation on the 2016 New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society Homes Tour? We’re looking for heritage homes in the Royal City that are either new to the Tour or have had  some restoration/renovation work performed since they last graced the Homes ...Read More

QPRA Poll open on Urban Academy’s proposed expansion

Urban Academy (UA) has proposed an expansion of its private school facility in the Queen’s Park neighbourhood. The school has applied to the City of New Westminster for an amendment to the Official Community Plan and a Heritage Revitalization Agreement to accommodate their project. The Queen’s Park Residents’ Association (QPRA) wants to ...Read More

Embracing the growing heritage market in Ontario

By Robert Hulley (for RealtorEDGE magazine, Ontario Real Estate Association) January 29, 2015 – The market for heritage homes has taken on a new direction — largely due to the boom in home renovations, a renewed interest in local history, and changes to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). Although the process of ...Read More

January 22: The aftermath of Vancouver’s one-year moratorium on heritage property demolition

Thursday, January 22, 2015    7:00 PM Council Chambers, New Westminster City Hall 511 Royal Ave QPNHS Heritage Study Speaker Series  featuring: Marco D’Agostini, Senior Heritage Planner with the City of Vancouver Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Heritage Study’s 2015 Speaker Series begins this Thursday. Marco D’Agostini will talk about what’s happened since Vancouver imposed a ...Read More

NWHPS asks the Mayoral Candidates

A few weeks ago, NWHPS’ Board of Directors sent  a list of questions relating to heritage housing in New Westminster to our  mayoral candidates. We received a response from one candidate – Jonathan Cote: 1. What do you think is the single most important action the local government could undertake to encourage ...Read More

Tickets on sale for QPHF’s 2nd annual “Homes for the Holidays” Tour

Join our friends at the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation for their second annual “Homes for the Holidays” tour. Visit six heritage homes beautifully decorated for Christmas. Tickets are now on sale.   Sunday Dec 7th    4:30-7:30 pm                 Tickets $20   Buy your tickets online at:  http://www.qphf.org/our-next-fundraising-event/ Tickets purchased online should be picked ...Read More