‘Historic hero’ Rollo Myers to be feted at Heritage Toronto Awards

Rollo Myers is a local hero. He’s manager of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and a long-time booster of preserving and highlighting TRollo-Myersoronto’s historic past.
Ontario’s legislature sits at Queen’s Park, but the original buildings used to be located on Parliament Street—until the Americans burned them down in the War of 1812. That history might have been lost if not for the efforts of Myers, heritage preservationist and recipient of the Special Achievement Award at the Heritage Toronto Awards on October 15.
He sits down with TVOntario’s Steve Paikin to discuss his work, the state of heritage preservation in Toronto, and how preserving heritage buildings makes economic and environmental sense.