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Heritage

The Loyalist Township Heritage Committee is a committee of Council which presently consists of two Council members and between 6 to 10 members residing within 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
Loyalist Township
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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.


Heritage designation


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

Designated Property Grant Guidelines
Heritage Grant Application


POTENTIAL SOURCES OF FUNDING

Potential Sources of Funding


LOCAL HERITAGE INFORMATION

Designated Buildings Inventory
Bath Museum
Fairfield-Gutzeit Society
Lennox & Addington Historical Society
Adolphustown - South Fredericksburgh Heritage
Frontenac Heritage Foundation


HERITAGE ORGANIZATIONS

Heritage Organizations


HERITAGE CONSERVATION RESOURCES

Heritage Conservation Resources


HERITAGE RESEARCH

Frequently Asked Questions


HERITAGE TOURS AND BROCHURES

Historic Driving Tour
Historic Village of Bath Self-Guided Walking Tour
 

HERITAGE PRACTITIONERS

Directory of Heritage Practitioners in Ontario