Heritage Advisory Committee

The purpose of Heritage Advisory Committee is to advise Council on heritage matters including architectural, material culture, historical and natural heritage. This can be accomplished through conservation or restoration initiatives, education or heritage designation of built environments.

The Committee, working with staff resource persons and the North Grenville Historical Society, may advise and recommend, provide knowledge and expertise, facilitate the work of the organizing body and act as a liaison between politicians, organizational staff, members of the public and other stakeholders with regard to matters of architectural or historical significance.

Meetings

More information on the 2022-2026 Committee Term will be shared in January 2023.

For more information please contact the  Deputy Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613.258.9569 Ext 171.

Purpose

Pursuant to the authorities granted under the Ontario Heritage Act, the purpose of Heritage Advisory Committee is to assist the Municipality in an advisory capacity on heritage matters including architectural, material culture*, historical and natural heritage. This can be accomplished through conservation or restoration initiatives, education, or heritage designation of the built or natural environment.

The Committee, working with staff resource persons and with local community associations such as the North Grenville Historical Society and the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area, may advise and recommend; provide knowledge and expertise; facilitate the work of the organizing body; and act as a liaison between politicians, organizational staff, members of the public and other stakeholders with regard to matters of architectural, historical or cultural ** significance.

Pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act, the authority to consent to alterations to designated properties, natural heritage landscapes and heritage conservation districts is delegated to the Director of Planning & Development for the Municipality, subject to prior consultation with the Heritage Advisory Committee.

The Committee shall have regard to the shared priorities of the Community Strategic Plan.

Material culture can be described as any object that humans use to survive, define social relationships, represent facets of identity, or benefit man's state of mind, social, or economic standing.
** The Ontario Heritage Act provides municipalities with enhanced powers to preserve and promote Ontario’s cultural heritage. Municipal Cultural Planning is a new approach to local cultural development. It is asset-based community development that begins with identifying broadly defined local cultural resources (including cultural heritage properties) and then leverages them for economic development and community building.

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