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Kids & Company wins Frontenac Heritage Foundation award for restoration and use of Wellington Street location in Kingston, Ontario

October 9, 2012 – The Frontenac Heritage Foundation will be awarding Canada’s leading corporate-sponsored child care provider, Kids & Company, for its conservation work at 126 Wellington Street, the Kingston location which opened last year. The building where Kids & Company’s Kingston location is housed is the former Congregational Church, and an important heritage site in the community. Kids & Company has worked with the building’s owners Jay and Toby Abramsky to ensure the historical integrity of the building has been maintained while giving the space a modern day repurposing. “We were thrilled to be able to locate our centre in such a wonderful and unique heritage location. We knew going in that we wanted to play our part to maintain the integrity of this beautiful space and stay true to the historic elegance while giving it a 21st century use,” said Victoria Sopik, Co-Founder and CEO of Kids & Company. “We thank the Frontenac Heritage Foundation for recognizing the efforts we have made to work with the building’s owners to preserve the space while providing our community with modern-day functionality.” “Within the space, they have maintained what was the nave, with its stained glass windows, preserved the feel of the space and its decorations, and subdivided the floor space by partitions to meet the needs of the children through a sensitive repurposing of an important heritage building,” said Paul Christianson, Chair of the Awards Committee, Kingston Heritage Foundation. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Kingston Heritage Foundation and the 30th Anniversary of their awards for the conservation of heritage structures in Kingston and Frontenac County. Kids & Company will be presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Awards Ceremony taking place tonight, October 9, 2012, at the Renaissance Event Centre, 285 Queen Street, starting at 7 p.m.