Heritage Uxbridge

Sep 24, 2010

 

At the Council meeting on October 1st, 2007, the Council adopted a Register of Municipal Heritage Properties.  Attached is a list of additional properties to be added to the Register as requested by the Heritage Committee.  

Under Subsection 27(1) of the Ontario Heritage Act, the municipal clerk is required to keep a current register of properties of cultural heritage value or interest situated in their respective municipality.  

This register must include all properties in the municipality that are designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act by the municipality or by the Minister of Culture and shall include:  

a)  a legal description of the property;

b)  the name and address of the owner;

c)  a statement explaining the cultural heritage value or interest of the property and a description of the heritage attributes of the property.  

As of 2005, the Ontario Heritage Act also allows municipalities to include on the municipal register properties of cultural heritage value that have not been designated.  This is commonly known as listing.  Listing is a means to formally identify properties that may have cultural heritage value or interest to the community.  It is an interim measure of protection for these properties.  The register provides the following benefits:  

This allows time for the municipality to decide whether to begin the designation process to give long term protection to the property.  

Upon consultation with the local Heritage Committee, properties can be added to or deleted from the register at any time by Council.  The register is a document that must be consulted by the municipality when development proposals or permits are being considered.  This is a public document and must be made available to the public for review.  Although there is no requirement under the Act to notify the owners of such properties, it is recommended.  

This register is the first step a municipality should take in the identification and evaluation of a property that may require heritage conservation, recognition and/or long term protection such as designation.  

Once a register has been established, it then becomes an ongoing process of evaluation for each individual property to determine if the property warrants designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. 

Once Council adopts the list of properties, the list is then provided to the Development Services  Department and should be referenced whenever a demolition permit is applied for. 

There are no other conditions or restrictions for undesignated properties contained on the list.