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.
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.