The Niagara Foundation presented the 2022 Living Landmark Award to Jim Alexander. The Living Landmark Award has been given annually since 2006 to a person or persons that demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in Niagara.
In introducing Jim to the 100 attendees at the dinner Saturday evening, November 12, 2022, at Navy Hall, Niagara Foundation Past President Janice Thomson noted that “Jim’s commitment to supporting Niagara-on-the-Lake’s heritage runs deep. A few of the organizations, projects and celebrations that have benefitted from his leadership include the War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee, Friends of Niagara National Historic Sites, the Rotary Club, various Canada Day celebrations, and the Citizens Committee for Ontario Heritage Years. We are very pleased to give this award to Jim.”
Jim’s role as president of Old Niagara Workshops, and his expertise, has led to many commissions to restore architectural elements for historical properties in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Further afield, he has been engaged for projects for Parks Canada sites across Ontario and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
“The Niagara Foundation believes that honoring residents who make this town a special place to live should be one of our priorities. As development and density pressures continue to challenge the heritage and built form here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we will continue to be a voice that promotes the history, traditions and culture of the Niagara area,” said Lyle Hall, Foundation president.