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Aurora Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest

Part IV, Section 27 of the Ontario Heritage Act gives municipalities the authority to keep a record of properties located within the municipality that is of significant cultural heritage value or interest. This record is known as the Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest. Keeping a Register allows a municipality to keep track of cultural heritage resources and appropriately plan for their conservation while abiding by the policies of the Ontario Heritage Act.

The Town of Aurora maintains a Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest which includes 652 properties. The Register includes both designated properties (under Part IV and Part V) and listed (non-designated) properties.

Designated properties (Part IV and Part V):
Properties designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act are considered individual property designations whereby a By-law is registered on-title to a legally described property lot. Properties designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are known as Heritage Conservation Districts (HCDs). HCDs encompass multiple properties in a community which have been identified as contributing to the area’s significant heritage character.

Listed (non-designated) properties:
In addition to properties which are designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, the Register may include properties which are not designated, but have been identified as having cultural heritage value or interest. The principal implication of properties being listed is outlined in Section 27 (3) of the Ontario Heritage Act where owners are required to provide the Town at least 60 days’ notice in writing of their intention to demolish or remove a building or structure on the property. This notice period allows Town Council to make informed decisions and consult with the Aurora Heritage Advisory Committee regarding whether or not a property requires designation under the Ontario Heritage Act in order to ensure that the resource is appropriately conserved.

Properties can have multiple layers of heritage status. Under the Ontario Heritage Act, it is possible that a property may be designated under both Part IV and Part V.

Please note that the Aurora Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest is a work in progress and requires frequent updates. In order to confirm the heritage status of your property, please contact Planning & Development Services. This will ensure that you are receiving the most updated information in regards the heritage status of your property.

For more information, please contact Heritage Planning at 905-727-3123 ext. 4351 or email planning@aurora.ca


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