Community Heritage Ontario

Patrimoine communautaire de l'Ontario


     Serving Ontario's Municipal Heritage Committees

Training Needs Survey

As Mick Jagger and the Stones said: “You don't always get what you want, but you get what you need.” In order to set up relevant training sessions, we need your assistance. What training do you need in order to fully carry out your municipal heritage committee role? We want to do what we can to ensure that municipal heritage committees are functioning to their full potential. Focusing on training is particularly relevant now because many new municipal heritage committee members have just been appointed. Please fill out the Survey Monkey at your earliest convenience during January 2019. You will see from the survey that it can be filled out by municipal employees responsible for heritage matters, heritage advocates, and heritage property owners, as well as members of municipal heritage committees. It takes less than five minutes to complete.

Latest edition of the OAHP newsletter is now available! 

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Designation under the Ontario Heritage Act
Presentation made on September 29, 2018
in Sarnia, Ontario by Paul R. King
Community Heritage Ontario Board Member
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From the 2018 Ontario Heritage Conference in Sault Ste. Marie

Welcome Message from Wayne Morgan, President CHO

Click to view the CHO presentation:

Building and Maintaining the Municipal Heritage Register

Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals (OAHP) Newsletter Spring Edition 2018

To read the complete issue click here

Thanks to OAHP for allowing us to share this with you!


Official Plan Review by Paul R. King

Members of a municipal heritage committee can provide very useful advisory input when their municipality is reviewing and revising its official plan.
To read the complete article click here.

Revisiting Value - Whose Heritage are we Protecting?

A PowerPoint presentation from  Beth Hanna, CEO, Ontario Heritage Trust

As presented at the 2017 Ontario Heritage Conference June 10, 2017

To view click here

Welcome Message from CHO President Wayne Morgan

As presented at the 2017 Ontario Heritage Conference

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CHO and Bill C323 - Letter to Standing Committee

To read our letter sent to  the standing committee and
Peter Van Loan click here.  


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


PowerPoint Presentation from 2016 Ontario Heritage Conference now available

Eileen P. K. Costello, LLP -  click on title to view Designating Lessons Part 1 & Designating Lessons Part 2

CHO is launching a new initiative for HCD

(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