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Published on Monday, April 17, 2017

Draft cultural heritage landscapes assessments released

Heritage Oakville committee reviews report April 25

Draft cultural heritage landscapes assessments released
Oakville town hall
By Nathan Howes, Oakville Beaver

The Town of Oakville is getting closer to expanding its list of local properties with cultural heritage significance.

On Friday, April 13, the town released a draft of the Phase 2 Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessments, undertaken on six high-priority properties it identified for further study by the Phase 1 Cultural Heritage Landscape Inventory and approved by council in February.

A cultural heritage landscape is a geographical area of importance, modified by human activities and valued by a community for its contribution to the history of a place, an event or persons.

The six properties considered in this phase of the project were:

• Bowbeer Farmstead, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E.

• Raydor Estate / Glen Abbey, 1333 Dorval Dr.

• McMichael Farm, 3367 Dundas St. W.

• Hilton Farm, 2031 North Service Rd. W.

• Biggar Farm, 4243 Sixth Line

• Remnant Farmstead, 3451 Tremaine Rd.

The report will go before the Heritage Oakville advisory committee for consideration Tuesday, April 25 at town hall, council chamber, at 9:30 a.m. Recommendations from the committee and town staff will then go to council for approval Monday, May 15.

“The town’s Heritage Oakville advisory committee has a critical role to play in reviewing the evidence provided by the heritage consultant in this phase of the process,” stated Mayor Rob Burton, in a media release.

“Council looks forward to receiving the committee’s advice and feedback.”

The Provincial Policy Statement requires the conservation of significant cultural heritage landscapes.

Phase 2 assessments provide sources of evidence, if any, on which council could move forward with any protection measures in Phase 3, such as Official Plan policies or designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

To register as a delegate at the April 25 Heritage Oakville advisory committee meeting, call 905-815-6015 or email townclerk@oakville.ca by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 24.

To register as a delegate to speak at the May 15 Planning and Development council meeting, please call 905-815-6015 or email townclerk@oakville.ca by noon Sunday, May 14.

For more information on the Town’s Cultural Heritage Landscapes strategy, visit oakville.ca.
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