Designation of Properties by Municipalities (s.29-s.34)

Overview - Designation of Properties by Municipalities [and Alterations and Demolitions/Removals] 

The municipal designation of an individual property under Part IV to be of “cultural heritage value or interest" requires that the property must (i) meet specified criteria prescribed by regulation, if such criteria have been specified (in this case O. Reg. 9/06) and (ii) be designated by a municipal by-law in accordance with a process that is specified in Part IV.  A discussion of the specified criteria is found below in the Annotated Act, in the Commentary under s.29(1).

This Part also addresses the amendment and repeal of designating by-laws, as well as proposals to alter a designated property or demolish/remove a building or structure on a designated property.  

Most of the provisions found in sections 29 to 34.4 address procedural matters related to these various processes.  For ease of navigation, the sections have been organized into the following: 

 

The Province has put together a guide "Designating Heritage Properties: A Guide to Municipal Designation of Individual Properties under the Ontario Heritage Actas part of the Ontario Heritage Tool Kit.  It is designed to help municipal Councils, municipal staff, Municipal Heritage Committees, land use planners, heritage professionals, heritage organizations, property owners, and others understand the heritage designation process in Ontario.

 

Annotated Act - Sections 29 to 30(2) [Designation by Municipal By-law]

DESIGNATION OF PROPERTIES BY MUNICIPALITIES

Legislative History 

The heading “Designation of Properties by Municipalities” was added by S.O. 2005, c.6, s.17. [Enactment commenced 28/04/2005]


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  1. 29(1) DESIGNATION BY MUNICIPAL BY-LAW

  2. 29(1.1) NOTICE REQUIRED

  3. 29(2) CONSULTATION

  4. 29(3) NOTICE OF INTENTION

  5. 29(4) CONTENTS OF NOTICE

  6. 29(4.1) SAME

  7. 29(5) OBJECTION

  8. 29(6) IF NO NOTICE OF OBJECTION

  9. 29(7) REFERRAL TO REVIEW BOARD

  10. 29(8) HEARING

  11. 29(9) PLACE OF HEARING

  12. 29(10) REVIEW BOARD MAY COMBINE HEARINGS

  13. 29(11) REPEALED

  14. 29(12) REPORT

  15. 29(13) FAILURE TO REPORT

  16. 29(14) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  17. 29(14.1) DECISION FINAL

  18. 29(15) WITHDRAWAL OF OBJECTION

  19. 29(15.1) NO HEARING

  20. 29(16) TRANSITION

  21. 29(17) SAME

  22. 30(1) EFFECT OF NOTICE OF DESIGNATION

  23. 30(2) INTERIM CONTROL OF ALTERATION, DEMOLITION OR REMOVAL

Flow Chart 1: The process for designation of a property by a municipality to be of cultural heritage value or interest under s.29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  Click on the image below to download the flow chart.


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  1. 30.1(1) AMENDMENT OF DESIGNATING BY-LAW

  2. 30.1(2) EXCEPTION

  3. 30.1(3) SAME

  4. 30.1(4) CONTENT OF NOTICE

  5. 30.1(5) CONSULTATION WITH COMMITTEE

  6. 30.1(6) OBJECTION

  7. 30.1(7) WHERE NO OBJECTION

  8. 30.1(8) APPLICATION OF S.29

  9. 30.1(9) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

  10. 30.1(10) REQUIREMENT TO UPDATE OLD BY-LAWS

Flow Chart 2A: The general process for amending a by-law designated under s.29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  Click on the image below to download the flow chart.

Flow Chart 2B: The process for amending (for clarification, correction, consistency) a by-law designated under s.29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. Click on the image below to download the flow chart.


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  1. 31(1) REPEAL OF DESIGNATING BY-LAW, COUNCIL’S INITIATIVE

  2. 31(2) CONSULTATION

  3. 31(3) NOTICE OF INTENTION

  4. 31(4) CONTENTS OF NOTICE

  5. 31(5) OBJECTION

  6. 31(6) APPLICATION

  7. 31(7) DELETION FROM REGISTER

Flow Chart 3: The process for repealing a by-law designated under s.29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, on council's initiative.  Click on the image below to download the flow chart.


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  1. 32(1) REPEAL OF DESIGNATING BY-LAW, OWNER’S INITIATIVE

  2. 32(2) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  3. 32(3) EXTENSION OF TIME

  4. 32(4) APPLICATION FOR HEARING

  5. 32(5) REFERRAL TO REVIEW BOARD

  6. 32(6) HEARING

  7. 32(7) PLACE OF HEARING

  8. 32(8) REPEALED

  9. 32(9) REPORT

  10. 32(10) FAILURE TO REPORT

  11. 32(11) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  12. 32(11.1) DECISION FINAL

  13. 32(12) REPEALED

  14. 32(13) WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATION

  15. 32(14) OBJECTION

  16. 32(15) CONTENT OF NOTICE OF OBJECTION

  17. 32(16) IF NO OBJECTION MADE

  18. 32(17) REFERRAL OF OBJECTION TO REVIEW BOARD

  19. 32(18) APPLICATION

  20. 32(19) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  21. 32(20) DECISION FINAL

  22. 32(21) WITHDRAWAL OF OBJECTION

  23. 32(22) NO HEARING

  24. 32(23) REAPPLICATION

Flow Chart 4: The process for repealing a by-law designated under s.29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, on owner's initiative.  Click on the image below to download the flow chart.


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  1. 33(1) ALTERATION OF PROPERTY

  2. 33(1.1) TRANSITION

  3. 33(2) APPLICATION

  4. 33(3) NOTICE OF RECEIPT

  5. 33(4) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  6. 33(5) EXTENSION OF TIME

  7. 33(6) APPLICATION FOR HEARING

  8. 33(7) REFERRAL TO REVIEW BOARD

  9. 33(8) HEARING

  10. 33(9) PLACE FOR HEARING

  11. 33(10) REPEALED

  12. 33(11) REPORT

  13. 33(12) FAILURE TO REPORT

  14. 33(13) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  15. 33(14) WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATION

  16. 33(15) DELEGATION OF COUNCIL’S CONSENT

  17. 33(16) SCOPE OF DELEGATION

Flow Chart 5: The process for altering a property designated under s.29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  Click on the image below to download the flow chart.


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  1. 34(1) DEMOLITION OR REMOVAL OF STRUCTURE

  2. 34(1.1) APPLICATION

  3. 34(1.2) NOTICE OF RECEIPT

  4. 34(2) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  5. 34(3) REPEALED

  6. 34(4) DEEMED CONSENT

  7. 34(5) TRANSITION

  8. 34(6) SAME

  9. 34(7) SAME, EXCEPTION

  10. 34(8) REPEALED

  11. 34.1(1) APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL

  12. 34.1(2) NOTICE OF APPEAL

  13. 34.1(3) CONTENT OF NOTICE

  14. 34.1(4) HEARING

  15. 34.1(5) NOTICE OF HEARING

  16. 34.1(6) POWERS OF TRIBUNAL

  17. 34.1(7) DECISION FINAL

  18. 34.2(1) TRANSITION, APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL

  19. 34.2(2) NOTICE OF APPEALS

  20. 34.2(3) APPLICATION

  21. 34.3(1) REPEAL OF BY-LAW DESIGNATING PROPERTY

  22. 34.3(2) DUTIES UPON PASSING A REPEALING BY-LAW

  23. 34.4 TRANSITION

Flow Chart 6: The process for demolishing or removing a structure on a property designated under s.29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  Click on the image below to download the flow chart.


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