Event: Urban Heritage and Culture

Please join Toronto City Planning on Monday, May 1st for an evening of presentations and a panel discussion on urban heritage and culture in Toronto’s King-Spadina neighbourhood, and to hear how other cities are valuing and capitalizing on their historic warehouse districts. This event will feature Donovan Rypkema, an internationally-recognized expert on the intersection of heritage, placemaking and economics.

WHERE: Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West

WHEN: Monday May 1st, 2017

Open House*

6:00 – 6:30 PM

*opening remarks by Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20)

Presentations

6:40 – 7:00 PM – Historic Warehouse Districts (Alex Corey, Heritage Planner, Heritage Preservation Services)

7:00 – 7:30 PM – The Economics of Historic Preservation (Donovan Rypkema, President, Heritage Strategies International)

Panel Discussion / Q&A

7:30 – 8:30 PM

Moderator: Mike Williams, General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Panelists: Tamara Anson-Cartwright, Program Manager, Heritage Preservation Services

Lynda Macdonald, Manager, Community Planning

Donovan Rypkema, President, Heritage Strategies International

Margie Zeidler, President, 401 Richmond Ltd.

 May 1st Heritage and Culture Postcard

Please note that capacity is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis


Update on Heritage Studies Report

On April 5, 2017 City Planning delivered a staff report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee providing an update regarding the assessment and designation of properties under Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Link to report: Update on Heritage Studies

The report identifies that City Council has authorized 11 Heritage Conservation District (HCD) studies, with 12 HCDs currently in-progress or prioritized for study. As of March 2017, the total number of properties identified with heritage potential and subject to further evaluation is 1,250.

Heritage Preservation Services (HPS), with the City Solicitor, are in the initial steps of gathering data for a Needs Analysis which will guide review of the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register listing process for non-designated properties. This analysis, which will include consultation, will help to identify issues and gaps and generate test solutions to make heritage listing faster and more transparent.

City Planning’s in-depth review of procedures and prioritization over the next four months will inform the development of recommendations for a staff report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on September 7, 2017.


Baby Point HCD Study Community Consultation Meeting #1

On Monday, March 27th, 2017 Heritage Preservation Services hosted the first community consultation meeting for the Baby Point Heritage Conservation District Study at Humbercrest United Church.

Click here to download the presentation

During the meeting and following community feedback, it was decided to proceed with two Community Advisory Groups – one for the Baby Point area, and one for the Old Millside area. Applications to participate on one of the advisory groups are being accepted until Monday April 10, 2017.

Click here to download the advisory group application form

Please provide any feedback, questions and comments on the meeting and presentation by April 17, 2017.

Click here to download the feedback form

You can contact Alex Corey, Heritage Planner by email (alex.corey@toronto.ca) or  mail:

100 Queen Street West

East Tower, 19th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2


Kensington Market HCD Study Community Consultation Meeting #2

On February 9th, 2017, Heritage Preservation Services hosted the second community consultation meeting for the Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District Study at St. Stephen’s Community House, along with the project team led by Taylor Hazell Architects. Presentation materials are now available for download.

Click here to download the presentation.

Click here to download the display panels.

Click here a summary of community feedback received from the February 9th community consultation meeting.

Please provide any feedback, questions and comments by February 27th, 2017.

You can contact the project team at KensingtonMarketHCD@urbanstrategies.com

You can contact City Staff at Pourya.Nazemi@toronto.ca


Kensington Market HCD Study Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #3

On November 22, 2016, the Kensington Market HCD Stakeholder Advisory Committee met at St. Stephens-in-the-Fields Church for its third meeting. The evening was chaired by facilitator, Melanie Hare (Urban Strategies Inc.) with material presented by heritage consultant, Ellen Kowalchuk (Taylor Hazell Architects).

Click here for an agenda of the meeting.

Click here for a copy of the consultant’s presentation.

Click here for a copy of the meeting summary.


Garden District HCD Plan Adopted by City Council

At its meeting of January 31, 2017, Toronto City Council adopted staff recommendations to designate the Garden District HCD under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, and to adopt by by-law, the Garden District Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Staff report and recommendations can be found here.

You can find the Plan as adopted by Council on Heritage Preservation Services’ website here.


Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District Study Community Consultation Meeting #2

On Thursday February 9, 2017, the City of Toronto and its consultants, Taylor Hazell Architects, will be holding the final community consultation meeting to present the HCD Study findings. This will include the area analysis, heritage evaluation and draft recommendations, as well as an opportunity for community input and feedback.

Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday February 9, 2017

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Place: St. Stephen’s Community House, 91 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto

You can download the meeting notice here: KM Community Meeting February 9 2017