Notice of intention to designate - 2366 Carrington Place

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

On March 4, 2024, Oakville Town Council resolved to pass a Notice of Intention to Designate the following property under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.18, as amended, as a property of cultural heritage value and interest:

Daymond House
2366 Carrington Place
Lot 36, Plan 1522
Town of Oakville

Description of property

The property at 2366 Carrington Place is located on the south side of Carrington Place, south of Lakeshore Road East. The property contains a 1974 Modern house known as the Daymond House.

Statement of cultural heritage value or interest

Design and physical value

The Daymond House is a representative example of Modern residential architecture and is a rare example in Oakville as one of the few from this design and period. It is representative of the style and philosophy of Modern architectural design through many of its built elements such as its: flat roof; asymmetrical façade; use of various cladding materials on the exterior and interior such as glass, stone, and cedar wood; the split-level design; use of large glass window walls for an indoor-outdoor living space; open floor plan; minimal decoration; strong use of horizontal lines; and the integration of the landscape into the design. The house displays a high degree of craftsmanship, designed thoughtfully by internationally renowned architect Joseph Storey, and the house displays thoughtful details about how the house integrates with the views of Lake Ontario and the use of the same materials inside and outside. The house demonstrates a high degree of technical achievement, particularly its use of long, pre-stressed concrete slabs for the floor, reinforced with steel, to create a floor with little vibration as asked for by the homeowner. 

Historical and associative value

The Daymond House demonstrates and reflects the work of architect Joseph Storey, a significant Modern architect in Ontario whose work has been recognized across Canada and internationally. Storey is thought to be the architect who brought progressive, minimalist, Modern design to southwestern Ontario. His public buildings are recognizable across the southern part of the province, particularly in Chatham-Kent. Joseph Storey’s architectural firm designed over 1,000 buildings over its 30 years, many of which are still architecturally significant. The house at 2366 is a rare Storey design; it is the largest home he ever designed, the last residence he designed, and the only one in the Greater Toronto Area.

Contextual value

The Daymond House has contextual value because it is physically, functionally, visually, and historically linked to its surroundings. The house was designed for the specific piece of land, and utilizes the varying heights, the surrounding foliage, and Lake Ontario and its shoreline in its design. As a house designed in the Modern style, and one of the first lots purchased in the new subdivision, its presence places the neighbourhood in a specific timeframe.

Description of heritage attributes

Key heritage attributes of the property at 2366 Carrington Place that exemplify its cultural heritage value as a representative example of a Modern home, as they relate to the one-storey house with walkout basement, include:

  • The footprint, massing and asymmetrical form of the house with flat roof and deep overhangs at the rear on both the first and second storey;
  • Exterior and interior horizontally-laid stone cladding; 
  • Exterior natural, unstained vertical wooden cladding;
  • Exterior and interior stained wooden ceiling panelling;
  • Metal balcony railings and spiral staircase on the rear elevation;
  • Fenestration of all four elevations;
  • The presence of large glass window walls for indoor-outdoor experience in the Modern style;
  • The presence of a flat wooden front door in the Modern style; and
  • The location and siting of the house with its rear wall and views oriented towards Lake Ontario.

Any objection to this designation must be filed no later than April 5, 2024. Objections must be directed to the Town Clerk at or 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3. The objection must include the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts.

Further information respecting this proposed designation is available from the Town of Oakville. Any inquiries may be directed to Carolyn Van Sligtenhorst, Supervisor of Heritage Conservation at 905-845-6601, ext.3875 (TTY 905-338-4200), or by email at

Issued at the Town of Oakville on March 6, 2024.