Since the days when only Natives inhabited our vast land, Canadians have been adapting to their local environment, using locally available materials to construct dwellings and build communities. Today, Canada is recognized as a world leader in the housing.
Canada Post will issue a pane of nine domestic-rate Housing stamps this September. Each stamp focuses on one of Canada's celebrated housing structures, with images that evoke the social, environmental, cultural and technological contexts in which these homes were built.
While technology takes the Canadian housing industry in new directions, Heritage Canada seeks to preserve its history. The Ontario Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage for all of us to enjoy now and for others to experience in the future. More than one million buildings in Canada located in cities, towns and in the countryside were built before 1940. Most are homes, many now recognized as heritage buildings - officially protected by provincial and federal legislation.
On the occasion of the Heritage Canada Foundation's 25th anniversary, Canada Post salutes its valuable efforts and recognizes, too, the more than 50 years of service which the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has provided to Canadian dwellers across the country.