Heritage Planning

What we do

Heritage Planning staff help to protect historic properties and districts and to manage change to these heritage properties. To find out more on heritage planning in Oakville, check out our 2019 Heritage Update Newsletter (pdf).

Heritage properties

Heritage Register — information on the different types of heritage properties with links to our Heritage Register
Heritage Conservation Districts — information on Oakville's four heritage conservation districts
Heritage Mapping — find a heritage property through our mapping system

Information for property owners

Heritage Permits — information and application forms for heritage permits
Heritage Grant Program — information on how to apply for a heritage grant
Heritage Oakville Municipal Advisory Committee — overview of the committee, its members and meeting information
Heritage and Environmental Sustainability — resources on how heritage conservation and environmental sustainability work together
Heritage Planning Studies — heritage studies and policies

Oakville's history

In 2010, the Town of Oakville received the Prince of Wales Prize for municipal heritage leadership from the Heritage Canada Foundation. This prestigious prize was established in 1999 under the patronage of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. The prize is awarded each year to a Canadian municipality that demonstrates a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of its heritage.

Heritage and History — information on heritage trails, memorials, cairns and resources for completing historical research.

Other heritage organizations

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario
Community Heritage Ontario
Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
Ontario Heritage Act
Ontario Heritage Trust
National Trust for Canada


Susan Schappert, CAHP, MCIP, RPP
Heritage Planner, District East/West
Planning Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext.3870

Carolyn Van Sligtenhorst, CAHP, MCIP, RPP
Heritage Planner, District East/West
Planning Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601 ext. 3875

Prince of Wales Prize

Prince of Wales Prize