Heritage Inventory Project

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The City is undertaking a comprehensive inventory of its historic places, buildings, and landscapes. We will be identifying and documenting the many heritage resources in our communities to understand what resources are present, their significance, and how best to preserve them. Our historic places define our communities, tell our stories, and provide opportunities for the future.

This is a multi-year project that will inventory the diverse communities across Kawartha Lakes to help fully understand our heritage resources. The inventory will be undertaken on a community by community basis and there will be lots of opportunities to get involved, have your say, and share the history of your community. Updates will be provided on the status of the project and the communities currently being inventoried on this page as the project progresses.

Have your say below by adding places to our map or sharing stories about your community!

Background:

Council approved the initiation of a comprehensive heritage inventory in February 2022 in order to address the fact that we do not know the full scope of heritage resources across Kawartha Lakes. The project is guided by the Heritage Inventory Framework which provides the rationale, background, and process for the project.

Along with the survey of heritage places, we will be developing histories, known as historic context statements, of our communities and key themes in the history of Kawartha Lakes. These will be used to help understand our past and to evaluate our heritage resources within their geographic and historic context.

The City is undertaking a comprehensive inventory of its historic places, buildings, and landscapes. We will be identifying and documenting the many heritage resources in our communities to understand what resources are present, their significance, and how best to preserve them. Our historic places define our communities, tell our stories, and provide opportunities for the future.

This is a multi-year project that will inventory the diverse communities across Kawartha Lakes to help fully understand our heritage resources. The inventory will be undertaken on a community by community basis and there will be lots of opportunities to get involved, have your say, and share the history of your community. Updates will be provided on the status of the project and the communities currently being inventoried on this page as the project progresses.

Have your say below by adding places to our map or sharing stories about your community!

Background:

Council approved the initiation of a comprehensive heritage inventory in February 2022 in order to address the fact that we do not know the full scope of heritage resources across Kawartha Lakes. The project is guided by the Heritage Inventory Framework which provides the rationale, background, and process for the project.

Along with the survey of heritage places, we will be developing histories, known as historic context statements, of our communities and key themes in the history of Kawartha Lakes. These will be used to help understand our past and to evaluate our heritage resources within their geographic and historic context.

  • Volunteer Training

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    We will be holding training for field survey volunteers in Bethany and Bobcaygeon in early August 2022. This training will provide information on how to undertake field surveys and we will discuss who will be surveying what areas of the community. We will be outside for this training so dress for the weather!

    Bethany: August 2 at 1:30pm. Meet at Aunt Laura's Tearoom (1402 Highway 7A)

    Bobcaygeon: August 3 at 2pm. Meet at the Boyd Museum (21 Canal Street East)

  • Online Public Meeting

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    Join us for an online public meeting on Zoom to provide information on the inventories taking place in Bobcaygeon and Bethany in summer 2022! We will be providing an overview of the project, discuss opportunities for getting involved and answering any questions you might have.

    The meeting will take place on Zoom on July 5th from 7pm to 9pm. Advanced registration is required.

    This meeting will provide the same content as the in-person meetings taking place in Bethany and Bobcaygeon so that those who are unable to attend in person can watch the presentation and ask questions. A recording of the meeting will be uploaded to Jump In once it has taken place.

  • Bobcaygeon Public Meeting

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    Join us at our public meeting in Bobcaygeon to launch the Heritage Inventory of the community! We will be providing an overview of the project, discuss opportunities for getting involved and answering any questions you might have.

    The meeting will take place on Sunday June 26 from 12pm to 2pm at the Bobcaygeon/Verulam Community Centre Hall. The meeting will include a presentation from staff on the project and time for questions and discussion.

  • Bethany Public Meeting

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    Join us at our public meeting in Bethany to launch the Heritage Inventory of the community! We will be providing an overview of the project, discuss opportunities for getting involved and answering any questions you might have.

    The meeting will take place on Wednesday June 29 from 7pm to 9pm at the Bethany United Church. The evening will include a presentation from staff on the project and time for questions and discussion.

  • Heritage Inventory Launch

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    We are pleased to be launching our heritage inventory in summer 2022. We will be undertaking two heritage inventories this year in Bobcaygeon and Bethany to get our project started. Community engagement meetings are being scheduled for both communities in early summer 2022 and details will be published on this page.

    The project launch will include:

    • Community engagement meetings to introduce the project
    • A call for volunteers who are interested in participating in the project
    • Training sessions for volunteers
    • An in the field inventory of heritage buildings in each community
    • Research and evaluation of the surveyed buildings


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