Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! UPCOMING COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
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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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 Advanced category/protected property houses)
- Section C: Landscape Design Guidelines (to be used for new houses and for laneway and carriage houses)
- Section D: Sustainability Considerations