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Heritage Conservation District designation means drop in property values? University of Waterloo study indicates it does not

Does Heritage Conservation District designation lead to drop in property values? A University of Waterloo study published in 2000 indicates the market for such properties is, in fact, “robust”: Heritage Designation and Property Values: Is there an Effect? The abstract reads: This paper describes research that was designed to examine the assertion that historic designation of […]


Take your pick: Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto (a) deaden past and future or (b) are long overdue

From time to time in recent years, there has been discussion regarding the concept of pursuing a Heritage Conservation District designation for some part or parts of Long Branch. Following two links, forwarded by Michael Spaziani, are of interest. They deal with the advantages and disadvantages, as viewed from a range of perspectives, of the […]


Lauren Archer of Preservation Services discusses Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study nomination process (Oct. 29, 2013)

Following information is from Lakeshore Planning Council: Lakeshore Planning Council General Meeting Guest Speaker – Lauren Archer, Preservation Officer, City of Toronto Heritage Preservation Services Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 At: LAMP, 185 Fifth St., Etobicoke- 7 TO 9 pm See attached flyer: Lakeshore Planning Council Guest Speaker Oct. 29, 2013 All are welcome!  


Heritage Conservation Districts (HCD) workshop in Ajax on October 3, 2013

The following message is from Geoff Kettel: Hi Attached is information on Community Heritage Ontario’s Workshop on Heritage Conservation Districts to be held on October 3 in Ajax. The flyer and a location map are attached: If you wish to attend please send your cheque to Rick Schofield, Community Heritage Ontario, 24 Conlins Rd., Scarborough […]


Heritage Conservation Districts – More Stories of Success. Heritage Resources Centre

News Release Heritage Conservation Districts – More Stories of Success Toronto, January 10, 2013 – The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) has completed the second phase of a study on Heritage Conservation Districts across Ontario, and once again determined that they do indeed work. Building on the findings of Heritage Districts Work! Phase 1, which examined the […]


A 1981 report describes a previous initiative seeking a heritage conservation district for Long Branch

As we begin work on planning for a Heritage Conservation District designation for Long Branch, it’s useful to consider prior designation projects. Some such attempts in Toronto have achieved success. Some have not. I’m looking forward to reading a report that was written in 1981, on the occasion of a previous attempt to set up […]


A Conservation Heritage District for Long Branch would be highly valuable in protecting our heritage buildings

Councillor Grimes’ office has previously shared information with us about the steps required to get the Heritage Conservation District under way. Such a project has been discussed before. The previous discussion was valuable. I look forward to working with other Long Branch residents, starting this year, in getting the process moving forward.