Heritage Conservation Districts
and the Port Dalhousie OMB Decision
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Community Heritage Ontario and Architectural Conservancy of Ontario invite you to attend a forum on the implications of the Ontario Municipal Board decision with regard to a proposed building project in the Port Dalhousie Heritage Conservation District. The meeting will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 am to approximately 3:00 pm at the Blue Barracks in Fort York. There is ample parking in the fort’s parking area to the west of the fort accessed from Fleet Street via either Garrison Road or Fort York Road west of Bathurst Street in Toronto.
The decision has raised a number of issues for the management of existing heritage conservation districts, for the existing plans guiding their development and for the writing of such HCD plans in future. The purpose of the forum is not only to examine the issues, but also to look at what has to be done within the existing legislation to address the problems and at what changes may be needed in both municipal and provincial policies. Among the speakers will be Jane Pepino, a well-regarded municipal lawyer, Wayne Morgan, the heritage planner who worked with the Port Dalhousie community group and Prof. Robert Shipley from the University of Waterloo who will be speaking about his research on the effectiveness of HCDs as preservation tools.
The registration fee is $30.00 and will cover both welcome coffee etc. and a light lunch on site. Please note the deadline for registration is April 20, 2009.