Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area

The conversations on heritage conservation regulation are ongoing in the Queen's Park neighbourhood. Explore this webpage to learn more about where it's going, where we are now, how we got here, and how to receive updates.

A Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) is a distinct and identifiable neighbourhood, characterized by its historic value. The purpose of a Heritage Conservation Area is to minimize the loss of historic houses and street character while ensuring that any new homes complement the existing character of the neighbourhood. Heritage Conservation Areas are adopted as part of the City’s Official Community Plan.

The Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) was adopted in October 2017. Visit the How the HCA Was Developed page for more information about how the HCA was developed and adopted.

Properties in Queen’s Park are now subject to the HCA and owners may be required to apply for a Heritage Alteration Permit for certain renovations, to demolish a home, to build a new home, or to build a laneway or carriage house. Visit the Building or Renovating in Queen's Park page for more information.

After the HCA was adopted, the City committed to continue work to implement the HCA including developing an Incentives Program and conducting the Special Limited Category Study. Visit the Ongoing Work in the HCA page for more information.


The next round of community consultation on the Incentive Program is happening soon. The consultation will include an online survey and two open houses. More information can be found under the Incentives Program tab below. 


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Additional Resources

Guide: Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area

Map of Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area Properties by Category

Table of Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area Properties by Category

Heritage Conservation Area Design Guidelines:

Heritage Protection Levels Guide

Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area (Schedule A of the OCP)

Summary of Application Processes and Fees

Evaluation Checklist