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(1.2) LIMITATION

  4. 29(10) SAME

  5. 29(11) APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL

  6. 29(12) IF NO NOTICE OF APPEAL

  7. 29(13) IF NOTICE OF APPEAL

  8. 29(14) FORWARDING OF RECORD OF DECISION

  9. 29(14.1) DECISION FINAL

  10. 29(15) POWERS OF TRIBUNAL

  11. 29(15.1) NO HEARING

  12. 29(16) DISMISSAL WITHOUT HEARING OF APPEAL

  13. 29(17) REPRESENTATIONS

  14. 29(2) CONSULTATION

  15. 29(3) NOTICE OF INTENTION

  16. 29(4) CONTENTS OF NOTICE

  17. 29(4.1) SAME

  18. 29(5) OBJECTION

  19. 29(6) CONSIDERATION OF OBJECTION BY COUNCIL

  20. 29(7) NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL

  21. 29(8) IF NO NOTICE OF OBJECTION OR NO WITHDRAWAL

  22. 29(9) DEEMED WITHDRAWAL

  23. 30(1) EFFECT OF NOTICE OF DESIGNATION

  24. 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(10) APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL

  3. 30.1(11) IF NO NOTICE OF APPEAL

  4. 30.1(12) IF NOTICE OF APPEAL

  5. 30.1(13) SAME

  6. 30.1(14) FORWARDING OF RECORD OF DECISION

  7. 30.1(15) REQUIREMENT TO UPDATE OLD BY-LAWS

  8. 30.1(16) SAME, 2005 AMENDMENTS

  9. 30.1(2) EXCEPTION

  10. 30.1(3) SAME

  11. 30.1(4) CONTENT OF NOTICE

  12. 30.1(5) CONSULTATION WITH COMMITTEE

  13. 30.1(6) OBJECTION

  14. 30.1(7) CONSIDERATION OF OBJECTION BY COUNCIL

  15. 30.1(8) NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL

  16. 30.1(9) IF NO NOTICE OF OBJECTION OR NO WITHDRAWAL

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) CONSIDERATION OF OBJECTION BY COUNCIL

  7. 31(7) NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL

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(10) IF NOTICE OF APPEAL

  3. 32(11) FORWARDING OF RECORD OF DECISION

  4. 32(11.1) DECISION FINAL (repealed)

  5. 32(12) POWERS OF TRIBUNAL

  6. 32(13) WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATION

  7. 32(14) OBJECTION

  8. 32(15) COMING INTO FORCE

  9. 32(16) REGISTRATION OF BY-LAW

  10. 32(17) DELETION FROM REGISTER

  11. 32(18) REAPPLICATION

  12. 32(19) (repealed)

  13. 32(2) NOTICE REQUIRED

  14. 32(20) DECISION FINAL (repealed)

  15. 32(21) WITHDRAWAL OF OBJECTION (repealed)

  16. 32(22) NO HEARING (repealed)

  17. 32(23) REAPPLICATION (repealed)

  18. 32(3) NOTICE OF APPLICATION

  19. 32(4) OBJECTION

  20. 32(5) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  21. 32(6) EXTENSION OF TIME

  22. 32(7) APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL, REFUSAL OF APPLICATION

  23. 32(8) SAME, CONSENT OF APPLICATION

  24. 32(9) IF NO NOTICE OF APPEAL

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(10) IF NOTICE OF APPEAL

  4. 33(11) REPORT

  5. 33(12) DISMISSAL WITHOUT HEARING OF APPEAL

  6. 33(13) REPRESENTATIONS

  7. 33(14) NOTICE OF TRIBUNAL'S DECISION

  8. 33(15) DELEGATION OF COUNCIL’S CONSENT

  9. 33(16) SCOPE OF DELEGATION

  10. 33(17) TRANSITION

  11. 33(2) APPLICATION

  12. 33(3) OTHER INFORMATION

  13. 33(4) NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION

  14. 33(5) NOTIFICATION RE COMPLETENESS OF APPLICATION

  15. 33(6) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  16. 33(7) SAME

  17. 33(8) DEEMED CONSENT

  18. 33(9) APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL

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

  2. 34(1.1) (REPEALED)

  3. 34(1.2) (REPEALED)

  4. 34(2) APPLICATION

  5. 34(3) OTHER INFORMATION

  6. 34(4) NOTICE CONFIRMING COMPLETE APPLICATION

  7. 34(4.1) NOTIFICATION RE COMPLETENESS OF APPLICATION

  8. 34(4.2) DECISION OF COUNCIL

  9. 34(4.3) SAME

  10. 34(4.4) DEEMED CONSENT

  11. 34(5) TRANSITION

  12. 34(6) SAME

  13. 34(7) SAME, EXCEPTION

  14. 34(8) REPEALED

  15. 34.1(1) APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL

  16. 34.1(2) NOTICE OF APPEAL

  17. 34.1(3) CONTENT OF NOTICE

  18. 34.1(4) HEARING

  19. 34.1(5) POWERS OF TRIBUNAL

  20. 34.1(6) DISMISSAL WITHOUT HEARING OF APPEAL

  21. 34.1(7) REPRESENTATIONS

  22. 34.2(1) TRANSITION, APPEAL TO TRIBUNAL

  23. 34.2(2) NOTICE OF APPEALS

  24. 34.2(3) APPLICATION

  25. 34.3(1) COUNCIL CONSENTS TO APPLICATION UNDER S. 34 -- REQUIRED STEPS OR ACTIONS

  26. 34.3(2) SAME

  27. 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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