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Tremont Wins BIA Award (Posted On: Monday, May 02, 2011)

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Owners, Richard and Anke Lex have once again been recognized for The Tremont project in Collingwood’s historic downtown.  The project was awarded the best of its field in the Building Rehabilitation and Conservation category at the National BIA conference hosted recently in London, ON. Entries in this category exemplified excellence in the comprehensive rehabilitation of a single building (public or private) in a BIA.

Through this annual award program, the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) recognize the best that Business Improvement Association revitalization and management has to offer.  These awards celebrate the most successful and innovative efforts in downtown development.

In Downtown Collingwood’s support of the award submission, BIA Chair, Bob Cook, explained that … “in completing this outstanding project, Richard and Anke Lex have created a vibrant and creative place.  This restoration, on the periphery of the downtown core’s boundaries, will assist in broadening the commercial and cultural reach of the downtown and encourage like restoration and investment in the area”.

As Past President of the Ontario BIA Association, Downtown Collingwood General Manager, Susan Nicholson made the official award presentation to The Tremont owners at the building site, as they were not able to attend the award ceremony in London.

She congratulated Richard and Anke on their achievement, indicating that.. “ they had taken a building, virtually  on the brink of demolition, and created a new, thriving commercial and residential centre in Collingwood’s downtown”.  When accepting the award on their behalf at the recent conference, Ms Nicholson told delegates that …. “Richard and Anke Lex are the type of property owners that so many downtowns wish for, and that their commitment to heritage preservation is unparalleled”.

"We are thrilled to receive this award," said Richard Lex.  Anke added, "No successful revitalization can happen without the support of the community. We are grateful for all the kind words and encouragement throughout the project."

For further information about the project, visit our website.  
 

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