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Guelph’s first heritage conservation district receives official designation

Guelph, ON, January 21, 2016 – Guelph’s first heritage conservation district (HCD), the Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District, is now designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. “The Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District is the first area in our city to have its properties’ cultural heritage features recognized and protected,” says Stephen Robinson, Senior Heritage Planner. “The HCD designation also allows for new construction, alterations or demolitions on properties in the district provided the neighbourhood’s cultural heritage is conserved.” This official designation follows the Ontario Municipal Board’s (OMB) recent dismissal of the appeals against the Brooklyn and College Hill HCD. The OMB decision recognizes the City met all requirements of the Ontario Heritage Act in designating the district. The City’s Brooklyn and… Continue reading Guelph’s first heritage conservation district receives official designation

City seeks input on proposed Heritage Conservation District

GUELPH, ON, September 19, 2013 – The City is holding a community focus workshop to discuss options for policies and guidelines for the proposed Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District. The community focus workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Guelph Community Christian School, located at 195 College Avenue West. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback about key topics associated with this heritage district area, and the policies and guidelines that may be recommended for the district. Discussion topics will include the streetscape; open spaces; guidelines for contemporary design; guidelines for restoration and alterations; and heritage permit approvals and incentives. “Whether you are new to the area, a long-time resident, or just interested in the… Continue reading City seeks input on proposed Heritage Conservation District

City to hold Public Meeting to discuss Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District Study

GUELPH, ON, November 7, 2011 – The City of Guelph invites the media to attend the first Public Meeting to describe the progress being made on the Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District Study on Tuesday, November 15 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Avenue in Guelph. The goals of the meeting are to introduce the consultant team to the community, provide preliminary information on the study and district plan process, as well as the specific requirements and provisions under the Ontario Heritage Act. The consultants will also provide information regarding the conservation of cultural heritage resources through the establishment of a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. Who – The consultant… Continue reading City to hold Public Meeting to discuss Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District Study