Heritage Preservation Services plays an important role in preserving Toronto's heritage by advising City Council on matters relating to the Ontario Heritage Act and acting as a professional resource for the community and property owners on the conservation of the City's historic resources.
Toronto's Heritage Grant Program provides grant funds of up to 50% of the estimated cost of eligible heritage conservation work to designated Part IV & V heritage properties.
The Toronto Heritage Tax Rebate Program encourages the conservation of heritage properties in the City of Toronto. All eligible heritage properties may receive a maximum of a 40% property tax rebate on identified heritage portions of the property.
City Council recently adopted the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District Plan, and designated the district under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. You can find the Plan here.
On September 30, 2015, City Council voted to designate by by-law the area shown below as the West Annex Phase 1 (Madison Avenue) Heritage Conservation District and adopt the West Annex Phase 1 (Madison Avenue) Heritage Conservation District Part II: Plan, dated May 2015, as the district plan for the Madison Avenue Heritage Conservation District.
Click here for a link to the Madison Avenue Heritage Conservation District Part I: Study
Click here for a link to the Madison Avenue Heritage Conservation District Part II: Plan
Click here to learn more about the Garden District HCD planning phase
Click here to learn more about the planning phase of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood HCD Plan.
Click here to learn more about the Toronto Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program
The City of Toronto has received the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals' Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in heritage planning and policy for the City Planning Division's Official Plan Amendment 199: "Official Plan Heritage Policies."
Get the latest news and information about our five new Heritage Conservation District studies - http://hcdtoronto.wordpress.com/
On August 16th, 2012 City Council approved the Toronto Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study Prioritization Report.