Building or Renovating in Queen's Park
PROPERTY CATEGORIES IN THE Queen's Park HERITAGE CONsERVATION AREA
Properties in the Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) are categorized as either protected or non-protected.
You can check the status of your property using the maps and table provided below. Please note, these are provided for convenience only. Contact the Planning Division to confirm the status of your property.
HERITAGE ALTERATION PERMITS (HAP) + DESIGN GUIDELINES
The Heritage Conservation Area places design control on houses in Queen's Park.
If you wish to renovate or demolish your house, build a new house, or build a laneway or carriage house, you may be required to apply to the City for a Heritage Alternation Permit (HAP) to show that the proposed work is in keeping with the design guidelines. The work that requires a Heritage Alteration Permit is summarized in the table below. You can learn more about when a Heritage Alteration Permit is required in the Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area Guide, or by contacting the Planning Division.
Applications will be reviewed for their compatibility with either the acceptable or recommended design guidelines. Final approval of the application will be considered by the director of Development Services.
If required, you must also apply for a Building Permit once the Heritage Alteration Permit has been approved. Visit the City’s Building Webpage for more information.
A HAP is required for renovations to the front or sides of a home, or to the roof visible from the street.
The design guidelines in Section B are relevant for these applications.
No HAP is required for changes such as interior alterations, changes to paint colour, routine maintenance, or exterior alterations to the rear of the building.
A HAP is required for the construction of a laneway or carriage house.
The design guidelines in Sections A are relevant for these applications.
|A HAP is required to allow the demolition of a home.|
|Non-Protected Properties||No HAP is required for alterations to the existing building.||
A HAP is required for the construction of a new house.
|No HAP is required to demolish a home.|
- Guide: Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area
- Guide: QPHCA Heritage Protection Levels
- Application Fees
- Heritage Alteration Permit Application Form
- Heritage Conservation Area Design Guidelines:
- Section A: New Construction Design Guidelines (to be used for new houses and for laneway and carriage houses)
- Section B: Protected Building Design Guidelines (to be used for renovations of protected houses)
- Section C: Landscape Design Guidelines (to be used for new houses and for laneway and carriage houses)
- Section D: Sustainability Considerations
- Single Detached Dwelling District (Queen's Park) (RS-4) Zone
- Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area (Schedule A of the OCP)
- Evaluation Checklist