Toronto:  May 12, 2021:  We know that planning for the future of a strong, vibrant community requires knowledge of the past and an understanding of what we value in the present. Existing buildings, structures and landscapes often define a community’s unique identity, give it a distinctive character and a sense of place. To help guide change, it is important to identify and protect the places in the community that have cultural heritage value.

While many heritage buildings in Canada continue to serve their communities as originally intended – for example, government buildings, churches, museums – many others have been repurposed. Today, a great number of heritage buildings have been transformed as schools, art galleries, theatres, hotels, shops, and other commercial ventures.

Ecclesiastical’s risk control team has produced a new risk bulletin – Insuring Heritage Buildings in Canada. This bulletin will answer some commonly asked questions about insurance and heritage buildings.

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About Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical Insurance office plc is a specialist commercial insurance company. We are deeply committed to protecting the needs of organizations that enrich the lives of others; to preserving Canada’s distinct communities, cultures and history; and to supporting initiatives that help improve the lives of people in need. Visit for more information.


Sally Turney, Communications Executive, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc