Demolition: Former Cayuga Administration Building & Museum (July – November 2021)

Haldimand County Facilities Capital & Asset Management staff wish to advise local residents that demolition of the former Haldimand County Administration and Museum & Archives buildings is currently scheduled to begin at 45 Munsee Street in Cayuga on or around July 19, 2021. This work is expected to be completed by the end of November 2021.

Background: In February 2016, Haldimand County Council approved recommendations to proceed with the development of a centralized, consolidated municipal service delivery model, involving the construction of a new administration building and development of community hubs (based out of libraries) as municipal service access points. The centralized service model was selected after thorough evaluation and community consultation, which determined it as the best option for a growing, thriving Haldimand. Background information on the Haldimand County Administrative Accommodation Review process provides the decision-making rationale as it relates to the former Cayuga Administration Building.  The Haldimand County Museum & Archives was co-located with the new Cayuga Library in 2019 becoming the Cayuga Library + Heritage Centre.  Both the former administration and museum buildings are redundant to County operations and are no longer required. The intent is to repurpose the land as parkland. Additional details, including the public consultation process that has been undertaken to-date, can be found in report CDP-01-2021 Cayuga Parks Consultation Final Report.

During the demolition, parking areas around the buildings will be closed to the public. Traffic and signage controls will be in place for everyone’s safety. The walking trails through the property will remain open to the community, except when the closing of the trails is required to facilitate the demolition work.

While this demolition may cause temporary inconvenience to residents and business owners, we thank you for your patience. The goal of all projects is to enhance neighbourhoods and communities. Haldimand County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs and concerns. If you have questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Ashley Schaeffer, Project Manager at or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6505.

Information for residents affected by the October 31, 2019 storm

On November 4, Haldimand County Council passed a resolution requesting that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing activate the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) to assist permanent homeowners with the costs of cleaning, repairing and replacing essential property.

On Thursday, November 7, the Provincial Disaster Assessment Team visited Haldimand County to tour affected areas and collect information related to property damage caused by the October 31 storm. This information has been submitted to the Province for consideration. Ultimately, the decision to activate the DRAO program rests with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.

Homeowners whose primary residence was affected by the storm are encouraged to read the DRAO funding guidelines/eligibility criteria to see if they qualify, however, applications CANNOT be submitted until the program is activated.

Information and updates about the DRAO will be posted here as they become available.

Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) information:

Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarions

Notice of Passing: Comprehensive Zoning By-Law (No. HC 1-2020)

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of Haldimand County passed By-law No. HC 1-2020 on the 23 day of November, 2020, pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, which affects land in your area.

AND TAKE NOTICE that public comments were received and reviewed as part of the decision.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of Haldimand County not later than the 14 day of December, 2020, a notice of appeal.

The final version of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law and Mapping Schedules are available on the Haldimand County webpage, at the following link:

The appeal should be sent to the attention of the Clerk (see below) and it must:

  1. Set out the specific part of the proposed zoning by-law to which the appeal applies:
  2. Set out the reasons for the request for the appeal; and
  3. Be accompanied by the fee prescribed under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in the amount of $1,100.00 (cheque or money order) payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario
  4. Include the required completed appeal form

The required appeal forms are available on the LPAT website under  These appeal forms are also available at the Cayuga Administration Building.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a zoning by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.  A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group.  However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to Haldimand County before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

An explanation of the purpose and effect of the by-law, describing the lands to which the by-law applies, and a key map showing the location of the lands to which the by-law applies (or, alternatively, an explanation as to why a key map is not provided) are attached.

Should you have any questions regarding this by-law, please do not hesitate to contact Shannon VanDalen, Manager – Planning & Development at 905-318-5932, Extension 6339.

Submit requests for appeal to the attention of the Clerk:

Evelyn Eichenbaum, Clerk
Haldimand County
53 Thorburn Street South
Cayuga, Ontario N0A 1E0
Telephone: 905-318-5932, extension 6349

Date of Notice: November 24, 2020


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