Heritage Properties

LAND USE PLANNING - Heritage Properties

Heritage conservation can play an important role in the context of land use planning and development in Ontario. Recognizing the importance of heritage conservation, the Ontario government has passed significant amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act which strengthen the ability of municipal governments to protect heritage properties, while also providing appeal rights to those wishing to alter or demolish a heritage building as part of a development proposal.

We have specialized expertise in every aspect of heritage conservation, including the implications of designation and developing property affected by a heritage designation. Our lawyers have acted on the first appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board regarding the relocation of designated heritage buildings.