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.

The project team is preparing a final report which will recommend properties for listing on the Heritage Register to Council for consideration.

For more information about the Heritage Register project, please review the presentation and display boards from our Public Information Centre held on Monday, November 4, 2019.