The City of Charlottetown, the province's capital and considered by many the birthplace of Confederation, has a rich cultural and architectural history. The City has identified individual heritage buildings and places throughout the City as well as a heritage area located in the downtown core. These resources are protected and managed through the Heritage Provisions of the City of Charlottetown Zoning and Development Bylaw. The City offers heritage incentives to maintain and restore heritage resources in the City by way of a grant and a graduated tax freeze. The City also recognizes work on heritage properties by giving recognition awards to owners.