Heritage Districts

A heritage conservation district is a collection of buildings, streets and open spaces that are collectively of special interest or architectural significance to the community. Individual elements may or may not stand apart, but together the individual elements combine to create a sense of cohesiveness and instill a sense of space.

Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act  provides for designation of heritage conservation districts. Legislation allows municipalities, through study, to define areas to be designated and to implement policies and guidelines to guide change in heritage conservation districts through district plans. Change that is consistent within the goals and objectives of the plan and study is encouraged.

Since 1976, four heritage conservation districts have been designated.

Port Dalhousie

Download Port Dalhousie Heritage Conservation District.

Download Port Dalhousie Heritage Conservation District Guidelines

Download Port Dalhousie Heritage Conservation District Study Report

Download Port Dalhousie Heritage Conservation District Study Summary

Visit Port Dalhousie Heritage District Advisory Committee

Power Glen

Download Power Glen Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Download Power Glen Heritage Conservation District Study.

Queen Street

Download Queen Street Heritage Conservation District.

Download Queen Street Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Download Queen Street Heritage Conservation District Study.

Yates Street

Download Yates Street Heritage Conservation District.

Download Yates Street Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Download Yates Street Heritage Conservation District Study.

 

Photo of a streets signs in a local heritage district
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