2003 Prince of Wales Prize
For the fourth consecutive year, the Heritage Canada Foundation has awarded the Prince of Wales Prize to a deserving local government that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to the preservation of its built heritage. Citing the “deep, broad and full qualities of the nomination,” the independent jury of heritage experts unanimously chose Québec City as this year’s recipient. Québec City has developed and employed an array of forceful tools and incentives to protect and enhance its heritage fabric. The municipality’s successful conservation initiatives include the maintenance and promotion of four historic districts and an innovative urban forestry scheme that enhances both the natural and built heritage.