Posted 3.6.17 @ 0:0 by: Staff

In just a few days, the fate of our Town’s heritage will be decided as Oakville residents like you are given the voice to share what you think about the Oakville Cultural Heritage Landscape Project.

History in the Making

Mark your calendars and clear out your schedule for Tuesday night (March 7, 2017) from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. and head on to the Town Hall at 1225 Trafalgar Road to be a part of the open house that our Town will be hosting. The event will allow our Town to gather information about the eight high priority bellows from residents. The properties can belong to the protected Cultural Heritage Landscape after the event.

Our Town’s Treasures

Protecting buildings, natural heritage features, and cultural landscapes are all important in the preservation and protection of our Town’s heritage, which is why projects like this is a key priority for our Town. The 8 properties to be discussed are as follows:

  • The Bigger Farm at 4243 Sixth Line
  • Bronte Bluffs located at 35 West River Street
  • The McMichael Farm situated at 3367 Dundas Street West
  • The Bowbeer Farmstead at 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East
  • The Raydor Estate/Glen Abbey at 1333 Dorval Drive
  • Bronte Harbour located at 3014 Lakeshore Road West
  • The Remnant Farmstead in 3451 Tremaine Road
  • The Hilton Farm situated at 2031 North Service Road West

By going to the open house event on Tuesday, you’ll learn more about what makes these properties an important part of our Town and also get to share any information you may have about the properties.

The Cultural Heritage Landscapes Project

The Cultural Heritage Landscapes Strategy started three years ago in January 2014 when the Town adopted the project. Its purpose is to determine how the Town will narrow down and conserve the cultural heritage landscapes that deserve recognition and is in need of protection, management, and preservation.

The first phase of the project was about the identification of potential Cultural Heritage Landscape properties. At present time, the project is in the second phase which involves detailed research and assessment of the eight properties above. The properties were identified on February 26, 2016, by Council.

By being there at the Open House on Tuesday, you will be able to make your feedback count. It will be one of the voices that will help form the basis for deciding whether the project is ready for the third phase. The third phase will be about planning protection measures and official plan policies for the properties under the Ontario Heritage Act. You can take a closer look at the Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy page for access to more information.

Do you love Towns that preserve their history and older buildings for future generations to see? Perhaps you’re planning to relocate to a culture-rich neighbourhood? Visit us and take a look at possible Oakville homes that you may want to move into. Contact us for further details and to arrange a schedule!

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