Heritage Conservation Districts to Guide Redevelopment
November 18, 2013
Many of you know that I feel strongly about preserving Toronto’s Heritage, so you can imagine how happy I was to learn that the city has created five new Heritage Conservation Districts: St. Lawrence, King-Spadina, Historic Yonge Street, Garden District and Queen Street East.
This is from Scott Barrett of the city’s Heritage Preservation Services:
“The purpose of the HCD study is to determine if the area warrants designation as a HCD and to develop a full understanding of what makes it significant and a valued part of the city. The plan phase develops and implements policies and guidelines for conserving the valued character and sense of place that exists within the district, and to welcome the type of new development that fits in and benefits a HCD. A plan is adopted by bylaw when a district is designated.”