The Loyalist Township Heritage Committee is a committee of Council which presently consists of one Council member and ten members who are residents of Loyalist Township.
The Heritage Committee which was formerly named LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), was renamed in March 1999 to promote a wider recognition in the community.
Interactive Map of Designated Building and Sites within
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Full screen version of the app: Designated Buildings and Sites
The Heritage Committee was established in 1988 by By-law 973-88 under section 28 of the Ontario Heritage Act.
The purpose of the Loyalist Township Heritage Committee is to advise Council on local heritage matters and to assist Council in carrying out its heritage conservation program. The functions and responsibilities of the Committee shall be described in the Ontario Heritage Act. As well Council may from time to time request duties of the Loyalist Township Heritage Committee and the terms of reference for the Committee may be amended by resolution of Council.
- Recognizes the importance of a property to the local community;
- Protects the property's cultural heritage value;
- Encourages good stewardship and conservation;
- Promotes knowledge and understanding about the property.
Under the Ontario Heritage Act, municipalities can pass bylaws to formally designate properties of cultural heritage value or interest. Formal designation of heritage properites is one way of publicly acknowledging a property's heritage value to a community. At the same time, designation helps to ensure the conservation of these important places for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Properties can be designated individually or as part of a larger Heritage Conservation District. Properties may also be "listed" on the Municipal Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest. Properties are evaluated by Criteria for Determining Cultural Heritage Value or Interest to determine significance and eligibility of designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Designation does not prohibit, restrict, or adversely affect the sale of a property. Research indicates that a designated property may perform more consistently than a comparable non-designated property in a turbulent market.
Designation does not oblige the owner to restore and maintain the building beyond what is reasonably expected of any property owner. Designation does not prohibit the development or alteration of a property, but Heritage Permit approval from Council is usually required.
LISTED PROPERTIES OF CULTURAL HERITAGE VALUE OR INTEREST
The Township contains properties of cultural heritage value or interest listed on the Municipal Heritage Register. These properties are not designated but are provided with interim protection, since a listed structure cannot be demolished without providing Township Council with 60 days notice. This allows the time required for Council to decide whether the designation process should be initiated.
The register recognizes properties that are of cultural heritage value in the community and provides a further understanding of the community’s cultural heritage. Please click here to find out how you can recommend properties that should be listed for their cultural heritage value.
LOYALIST TOWNSHIP HERITAGE GRANT PROGRAM/TAX RELIEF PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND APPLICATIONS
Heritage Grant Application
Loyalist Township Heritage Grant Guidelines
Heritage Tax Relief Program Application
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF FUNDING
Potential Sources of Funding
LOCAL HERITAGE INFORMATION
Lennox & Addington Historical Society
Adolphustown - South Fredericksburgh Heritage
Frontenac Heritage Foundation
HERITAGE CONSERVATION RESOURCES
Heritage Conservation Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
HERITAGE TOURS AND BROCHURES
Historic Driving Tour
Historic Village of Bath Self-Guided Walking Tour
Directory of Heritage Practitioners in Ontario