The City of Sainte-Thérèse presented the first check associated with the new heritage building renovation grant program. On October 2, Benjamin Saint-Jacques and Mélanie Frappier, owners of 26, rue Morris, received an amount of $ 3,500 for the repair of the masonry joints of the side wall and the chimney of their home.
This financial assistance enabled them to cover part of the excess costs associated with work carried out on a heritage building, which are higher than those of similar work carried out on a contemporary building. Other renovation projects will soon see the light of day thanks to this program.
“It is a source of pride for the City of Sainte-Thérèse to offer such a program to citizens. These interventions will strengthen the distinctive image of the Teresian territory. Thus, the restored, maintained and preserved heritage buildings will allow for historical development within a living environment where culture and heritage come together. », declared the mayoress of Sainte-Thérèse, Mrs. Sylvie Surprenant.
Remember that last February, the City of Sainte-Thérèse identified the eligible buildings and launched this grant program totaling $ 300,000, aimed at the preservation and enhancement of heritage buildings and their original characteristics. To date, the owners of buildings meeting the criteria can receive between 25% and 50% of the value of the renovations carried out, up to a maximum of $ 20,000, for work on walls, roofs, doors. and windows, and architectural details and protrusions of their residence.