Heritage Alteration Permits
A Heritage Alteration Permit (HAP) is a tool that allows certain kinds of changes to protected heritage property. This tool ensures the City can respond to the changing needs of the property, and its owners, over time.

Proposed alterations and additions to a protected heritage property are reviewed to determine the appropriateness of the changes in relation to the character defining elements of the building. The changes proposed must be consistent with the intent of the heritage protection bylaws.

There is no fee for a heritage alteration permit for changes to a protected building. There are fees associated with heritage alteration permits for demolition and new construction (including laneway or carriage houses) in a Heritage Conservation Area.

Is your house in the Queen's Park neighbourhood? View the Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area Guide for information about HAPs and which work requires them.

Heritage Alteration Permit Application Form