Regenerating Historic Places

Looking to revitalize your historic place? Read on for useful resources to help you out.

Regenerating Historic Places

Canada is blessed with an incredibly rich legacy of historic places – those iconic lighthouses, rich cultural landscapes, evocative industrial complexes, and impressive public buildings – that enrich so many communities. Despite the numerous threats they face, these places can be revitalized in ways that build on their inherent social, cultural, and environmental benefits.

While the path forward needs to be tailored for some types of places (see our Downtown Revitalization and Places of Faith sections), there are solutions that are applicable to most.

Our Approach

Regenerating Historic Places

We start from the conviction that successful historic sites are led by a strong, diverse and focused team (that’s you!). In our tip sheets, training and coaching services, you’ll be encouraged and guided to continuously explore new revenue-generation possibilities, to engage more meaningfully with your community in order to identify new volunteers and partners, and to use new technologies to modernize your communications and maximize their impact.

Our focus on is on historic sites that are open to the public, and that are managed by not-for-profit organizations – although publicly-owned and commercial properties can also benefit from this advice.

What's New


The National Trust’s first-ever research into the challenges inherent in the shared stewardship of historic sites.

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The Endangered Places Toolkit will help you find strategies and tips on how to navigate policies, find your advocates, and amplify your voice to champion an historic place at risk in your community.

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From website tune up tips to growing your audience, the Marketing Your Historic Place Toolkit will help increase your marketing know-how.

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Contact Us

Looking for more in-depth advice and guidance? Contact us to learn about our services, or apply for one of our Launch Pad Coach Grants.

Robert Pajot

Project Leader, Regeneration