SIGN THE PETITION FOR AN EXPANDED FEDERAL ROLE IN HERITAGE CONSERVATION
Please sign the House of Commons petition for an expanded federal role in
heritage conservation before November 8, 2018 at: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1778
In the past, I have been arguing in this column for an expanded federal role in heritage conservation. This includes a tax credit for work on heritage properties listed in the Canadian register of heritage properties. A bill for a tax credit made it through second reading and committee but died. In response, the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development prepared a report arguing for an increased federal role in heritage conservation: http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/ENVI/report-10/ including a tax credit for restoration work on heritage properties. To date, there has been a lack of action on this report.
Now is the tine to voice your support for heritage conservation. The tax credit is one area where the Americans are ahead of us. Please sign the petition and send it to others who might support it.
From the 2018 Ontario Heritage Conference in Sault Ste. Marie
Welcome Message from Wayne Morgan, President CHO
Click to view the CHO presentation:
Official Plan Review by Paul R. King
Revisiting Value - Whose Heritage are we Protecting?
From the 2017 Ontario Heritage Conference - Our first video
More to come!
A Conversation on the History of Heritage - OAHP session with Marcus Letourneau, Carl Bray, Marc Denhez and Zack Hamm
Main Street Infrastructure: Options for Repairs/Replacement
From the 2016 Ontario Heritage Conference in Stratford-St. Marys - May 12-14, 2016. Presentation from Bruce Grant, BM Ross & Assoc. Ltd., Julie Docker Johnson, Chair St. Marys BIA, Brett Kittmer, CAO St.Marys
Is Climate Change Already Impacting Infrastructure?
Recorded session from the 2016 Ontario Heritage Conference in Stratford-St. Marys - May 12-14, 2016. Presentation from Jim Young, RWDI Air
Eileen practises exclusively in the area of municipal and land use planning law, including acquiring development approvals for a broad range of clients and advising municipalities on all aspects of the statutory and regulatory scheme which governs land development and regulation in the province. Eileen also undertakes prosecutions for municipalities in respect of zoning, property standards and building standards enforcement. Eileen appears regularly before municipal authorities and administrative tribunals, most notably the Ontario Municipal Board and the Conservation Review Board. She also appears before the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court in respect of leave motions and appeals from the Ontario Municipal Board, decisions of chief building officials, and by-law interpretation matters.
Eileen is the author of The Ontario Heritage Act and Commentary and has a growing specialization with respect to heritage matters, including advising private property owners and municipal governments with respect to their obligations and opportunities under the Act.
CHO is launching a new initiative for HCDs
(Heritage Conservation Districts)
A reference library of links, documents and information about HCDs for proponents, residents and staff. Please feel free to contact us about the information you would like to see and resources you need. To access our HDC page click on photo.
Are you looking for good information on the Ontario Heritage Act? Watch Jim Leonard of the Ontario Heritage Trust explain the ins and outs of it, in this video from the Ontario Heritage Conference - Heritage Properties Real Estate & Insurance
Looking for best practices? View our video on Vacant, Derelict Heritage Properties - The Ottawa Initiative - learn about their by-law for heritage property standards