Heritage Haldimand

About Heritage Haldimand

Our inheritance of architecture, cultural landscapes, and material culture is an irreplaceable asset and resource. In Ontario, the task of conserving our inheritance of historically and architecturally significant properties is primarily a municipal matter.

The Ontario Heritage Act provides a framework within which municipalities can act to ensure the conservation of properties of historical and/or architectural significance. It also encourages citizen participation in heritage conservation locally. Under section 28 of the Act, the Council of a Municipality is authorized to establish, by bylaw, a Municipal Heritage Committee, a local advisory committee made up of five or more people. The function of the committee is to advise Council on matters pertaining to parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act and assist Council in carrying out its heritage conservation program.

The qualifications of Municipal Heritage Committee members vary; a successful committee will have within their membership a breadth of skills in architectural and historical research, education and promotion, rehabilitation and restoration techniques and business development. Representation from neighbourhood groups and individuals familiar with the community’s heritage, including representatives from Council or its Staff, proves to be a valuable tool.

Haldimand Heritage meets once a month for a few hours to discuss community heritage and designation issues. Would you be interested in giving a few hours per month to preserve our local heritage structures?

For more information or questions call (905) 318-5932 or email us at heritage@haldimandcounty.on.ca

What Does a Municipal Heritage Committee Do?

  • Advises Council on matters pertaining to Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Examines all the properties and areas that may deserve protection now or in the future
  • Facilitates the community’s interest and involvement in heritage conservation through a recognized forum
  • Promotes heritage conservation within the community
  • Advise property owners of appropriate conservation and maintenance practices
  • Determines the value of heritage resources for protection
  • Provides council with reliable advice to assist them in making decisions on complex issues
  • Educates the community to encourage a conservation ethic and a climate of responsible stewardship of the community’s built heritage.

Heritage Haldimand educates the community to encourage a conservation ethic and a climate of responsible stewardship of the community’s heritage building and landscape assets.

Contact committee liaison at 905-318-5932 ext. 6516

Heritage Haldimand Designated Properties

  • Caledonia Town Hall
  • Campbell-Pine House
  • Charles Reicheld House
  • Christ Church
  • Cook – Peart House
  • Cooper – Fess Residence
  • Cottonwood Mansion
  • Cranston Post Office
  • Dochstader Hotel (Olsen House)
  • Duff House
  • Duff Log House
  • Edmondson – Weaver
  • Enniskillen Lodge
  • Furry Tavern
  • Gibson – Alderson House
  • Gibson – Bunn Building
  • Gypsum Mines School
  • Hoover Log House
  • Jeffrey Residence
  • John Fry House
  • Jones-Doughty Residence
  • Kirkland House
  • Knisley-Lindsay
  • Lalor Estate
  • Low Residence
  • McKinnon-Smith House
  • Mooney Residence
  • Nicholas Log Cabin
  • Old Caledonia Mill
  • Ruthven Park National Historic Site
  • S.S #3 Union School
  • S.S #9 Seneca, Empire School
  • Seneca Bridge
  • Sime-Lyell House
  • Squire William Anthony Log Cabin
  • St. John’s Parish Hall
  • Thompson-Colwell House
  • Toll House
  • Upper Farm Cemetery
  • Vanderburgh House
  • Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum
  • Young Memorial Plaque