Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area
The purpose of the Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area is to retain the existing heritage values of the neighbourhood while, at the same time, managing change. Of greatest importance is that changes respect the existing heritage character of the streetscape, and that major design elements be traditional and appropriate for the neighbourhood.
Houses in the Queen's Park Heritage Conservation Area are categorized as either Protected or Non-protected. Based on the protection level, owners may be required to apply for a Heritage Alteration Permit for certain renovations, to demolish a house, to build a new house, or to build a laneway or carriage house. If you're looking to make changes to a property in the neighbourhood, visit the Building or Renovating in Queen's Park page for more information.
After the Heritage Conservation Area was adopted, the City worked to implement the policy; including developing an Incentives Program and conducting the Special Limited Category Study.
Visit the How the Policy Was Developed page for more information about how the Heritage Conservation Area came into being.
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
Evaluation Checklist for demolitions or protection removal