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Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory
The primary goal of the inventory is to gather updated information and to evaluate each property in the study area to determine its heritage value or interest that should be recognized by adding it to the Municipal Heritage Register or further evaluated for potential designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.
The Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory will help inform the Secondary Plan for the Waterdown Community Node.
Study Area: Includes the Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan area and the historic boundaries of the Village of Waterdown, generally described as Lots 6 and 7 of Concession 3 of the former East Flamborough Township.
- Spring 2018: Project launch
- Summer 2018: Property surveys
- Fall 2018: Research and community interviews
- Summer 2019: Community outreach (see Consultation Summary under Public Consultation)
- Summer-Fall 2019: Preliminary evaluations
- Fall 2019: Community workshop (public meeting #1)
- Winter 2020: Owner and public engagement on recommendations (public meeting #2)
- Spring 2020: Final recommendations to Heritage Committee and Council
February 2019 to November 2019
Public feedback report (PDF, 491 KB)
Held October 10, 2019
Introduced several studies happening in the Waterdown Community.
Display panels (PDF, 2 MB) | Workshop activity panels (PDF, 6 MB) | Feedback word cloud – What does Victorian Village mean to you? (PDF, 126 KB)
Focus Group Meetings:
- January 30, 2019 - Harry Howell Arena - Focus meeting 1 summary (PDF, 52 KB)
- September 30, 2019 - Harry Howell Arena - Focus meeting 2 summary (PDF, 72 KB)
- March 25, 2019 - Waterdown Mill Street Heritage Committee - Meeting 1 summary (PDF, 38 KB)
- April 15, 2019 - Mary Hopkins Elementary School Parent Council - Meeting 2 summary (PDF, 51 KB)
- April 23, 2019 - Waterdown Business Improvement Area Council - Meeting 3 summary (PDF, 41 KB)
- May 21, 2019 - Waterdown District High School Parent Council - Meeting 4 summary (PDF, 95 KB)
- June 3, 2019 - Waterdown Seniors Centre - Meeting 5 summary (PDF, 45 KB)
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Built Heritage Inventory Process
An inventory tells us what we have and where it is located. The City of Hamilton is proactively updating its “Inventory” of heritage properties, previously referred to as Hamilton’s Heritage Volume 2: Inventory of Buildings of Architectural and/or Historical Interest.
The Inventory is a compilation of over 30 years of data on properties identified as having cultural heritage value or interest. Properties have been added to the Inventory as a result of survey work conducted by volunteers and Heritage Committee members, as part of project work conducted by the City and through the development application process.
There are over 6,000 addresses listed on the Inventory across the City. To view the active Inventory listings, please visit the City’s Heritage Property mapping.
An accurate, comprehensive and updated heritage inventory will help improve transparency and accessibility of information on the City’s heritage resources for property owners, citizens and staff. A goal of the updated Built Heritage Inventory work is to evaluate each property to determine if it has cultural heritage value or interest that should be recognized by adding it to the Municipal Heritage Register or further evaluated for potential designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Recent Inventory Work
Durand Neighbourhood Built Heritage Inventory
The Durand Neighbourhood Built Heritage Inventory Project (DNBHI) was completed in June 2017. The Council-approved recommendations included:
- The addition of 736 addresses to the Municipal Heritage Register (PDF, 503 KB)
- The addition of 52 candidates for designation to staff’s work plan (PDF, 856 KB)
- Amendments to the Council-approved designation work plan (PDF, 90 KB)
- Staff Report PED17092: Durand Neighbourhood Built Heritage Inventory (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- Information panels from the DNBHI Open House held December 14, 2016 (PDF, 12 MB)
Note: Staff will be reporting back to Planning Committee and Council on the following items related to the Durand Inventory:
- The feasibility of conducting a heritage conservation district study of Ravenscliffe Avenue;
- The addition of 6, 12, 19 and 26 Ravenscliffe Avenue, Hamilton to staff’s designation work plan (Deferred); and,
- The addition of 75 Bold Street, 93 Bold Street, 90 Duke Street, 4 Ravenscliffe Avenue and 12 Ravenscliffe Avenue, Hamilton to the Municipal Heritage Register (Deferred).
Downtown Built Heritage Inventory Project
The project concluded in the fall of 2014 and resulted in Council approving the addition of over 660 non-designated properties to the Municipal Heritage Register and the identification of 30 candidates for designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.
- Staff Report PED14039: Downtown Built Heritage Inventory
- Information panels from the DBHI Open House held June 3, 2014 (PDF, 171 KB)
- Staff Report PED14191: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Downtown Built Heritage Inventory Project (as amended in Revised Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee Report 14-0099(a)) (PDF, 1 MB)
Note: Staff will be reporting back to Planning Committee and Council on the following items related to the Downtown Hamilton Inventory:
- The addition of 206-210 King Street East, Hamilton to the Municipal Heritage Register and staff’s designation work plan (Deferred).
Heritage Projects Specialist
28 James Street North, 2nd Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext.4654
Email: [email protected]
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