If you do need to apply for heritage approval from the City, there are a few things you need to do before you apply.
A qualified heritage professional is recommended to help you prepare a clear, comprehensive and professional application. You can find a local heritage professional on the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals website.
All projects must meet the City’s requirements, Park Canada’s Standards and Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Places in Canada, and the Heritage Conservation District Plan if applicable.
Contact Heritage Planning to find out what the specific requirements are for your application, including which supporting documents and drawings you’ll need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-615-3200 ext. 4061.
Start your planning application at the same time, if required.
Your heritage application must include relevant supporting information, such as:
For applications to demolish a Listed Heritage Property, only a Heritage Impact Assessment is required to support your application.
If you are planning an alteration that has an impact on the built form or landscape, you need a Heritage Impact Assessment. The study should include:
It must adhere to the City’s HIA terms of reference.
If your property is in a cultural heritage landscape only, then please refer to the Cultural Heritage Landscape HIA terms of reference.
A Conservation Plan is a plan to manage, protect, and preserve the heritage attributes and integrity of cultural heritage resources.
It must adhere to the City’s Conservation Plan terms of reference.