Heritage Register Project

Brantford's built history is important to us. We are developing a Heritage Register to recognize and protect Brantford's built heritage.

The Heritage Register

A Heritage Register is an official record of all designated heritage properties in the City that is required by the Ontario Heritage Act. The Heritage Register can also be used to identify other properties that have unique heritage value but are not designated properties, commonly known as “listed” properties.

Brantford’s Heritage Register will provide information about the design and history of designated and listed properties which can be accessed by the public. The Heritage Register will also be an important tool consulted by the City when reviewing development proposals and demolition applications which may impact heritage resources.

The Project

The project began with completing research on Brantford’s historical development which is presented in the Phase 1 Report. This research was used to help us establish criteria for determining which of the properties on Brantford’s existing Heritage Inventory have unique buildings that should be included on the Heritage Register as non-designated, listed properties. These special buildings include those that are good examples of a style of architecture, demonstrate the rare use of a style, construction method, or building material, have an early date of construction, or are associated with important people, businesses, or development themes in Brantford’s history.

Recommendations Report

The project team has prepared a final Recommendations Report for the Heritage Register project which is now available for review and comment. This report includes recommendations to add properties to the Heritage Register as non-designated, listed properties. Comments are requested by July 10, 2020 and will be provided to Council for consideration.

The Recommendations Report will be considered by the Brantford Heritage Committee at their virtual meeting on July 6, 2020 and by Council at the Committee of the Whole – Community Development virtual meeting on August 11, 2020.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact: Victoria Coates Intermediate Planner, Long Range Planning Planning Department Tel: 519-759-4150, ext. 5712 Email: vcoates@brantford.ca P.O. Box 818, Brantford, ON N3T 5R7.