Thursday, April 13, 2017 - for immediate release

Draft Cultural Heritage Landscapes assessments completed on six high-priority properties

Report will go to Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Town of Oakville today released the draft Phase Two Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessments undertaken on six high-priority properties identified for further study by the Phase One Cultural Heritage Landscape Inventory endorsed by Council on February 2016. The research for this phase of the project was undertaken by Letourneau Heritage Consulting.

A cultural heritage landscape is a geographical area of heritage significance that has been modified by human activities and is valued by a community for the important contribution they make to our understanding of the history of a place, an event, or a people. The six properties considered in this phase of the project were:

  • Bowbeer Farmstead (1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East)
  • Raydor Estate / Glen Abbey (1333 Dorval Drive)
  • McMichael Farm (3367 Dundas Street West)
  • Hilton Farm (2031 North Service Road West)
  • Biggar Farm (4243 Sixth Line)
  • Remnant Farmstead (3451 Tremaine Road)

The report on the draft Phase Two Cultural Heritage Landscapes Assessments will be considered by Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee on April 25, 2017. The meeting will take place at Town Hall, Council Chamber, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The recommendations from Heritage Oakville and staff will go forward to Council for consideration at its meeting of May 15, 2017.

 “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,” Mayor Burton said. “Council looks forward to receiving the committee’s advice and feedback.”

The Provincial Policy Statement requires that significant cultural heritage landscapes be conserved. Phase Two assessments provide an evidentiary basis, if any, on which Council could proceed with any protection measures in Phase Three, such as Official Plan policies or designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

To register to speak at the Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee meeting of April 25, 2017, please call 905-815-6015 or email by 4:30 p.m. the day prior to the meeting.

To register to speak at the Planning and Development Council meeting of May 15, 2017, please call 905-815-6015 or email by noon the day of the meeting.

For more information visit our Cultural Heritage Landscapes strategy page.

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