Truro to seek federal heritage designation for the new library building

The Town of Truro is looking to have the former Normal College, now the new Truro library, receive a federal heritage designation.

A nomination file was deferred by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 2008, until a new use was found for the building.

Speaking on the matter to council, CAO Mike Dolter says the benefits include having a second building in the town noted for its national historic significance.

Truro Town Hall, which is the former post office, is currently the only building with this designation.

The downside would be another layer of legislation, which could cause time delays if and when changes are proposed.

Dolter noted the former Normal College building is already subject to the provincial Heritage Property Act.