Old Mill Heritage Conservation District Development

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On June 23, 2020, Council initiated a Heritage Conservation District Study for the Old Mill neighbourhood in Lindsay. This page is intended to provide information about the ongoing study process and for public engagement and feedback throughout the study.

Heritage Conservation Districts (HCDs) are areas protected by a by-law passed under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. HCDs are usually groups of buildings or structures, such as neighbourhoods, which have a unique historic character. District designations are put in place to help conserve and enhance historic areas, guide future development so that it has a positive impact on

On June 23, 2020, Council initiated a Heritage Conservation District Study for the Old Mill neighbourhood in Lindsay. This page is intended to provide information about the ongoing study process and for public engagement and feedback throughout the study.

Heritage Conservation Districts (HCDs) are areas protected by a by-law passed under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. HCDs are usually groups of buildings or structures, such as neighbourhoods, which have a unique historic character. District designations are put in place to help conserve and enhance historic areas, guide future development so that it has a positive impact on local areas, and help maintain a sense of place and pride in our unique neighbourhoods and communities in Kawartha Lakes.

There are two steps required to designate an HCD in Ontario:

  1. The first is a heritage conservation district study which examines the history of the area and its buildings and structures. The study makes recommendations as to whether the area should be designated as a district and what its boundaries should be. The study usually takes about a year from the time it is initiated by Council.
  2. If the study recommends designating the area as a district, the second step is a heritage conservation district plan. The plan is developed, in consultation with the local community, and includes design guidelines, policies for growth and development, and recommendations about heritage permits.

The Old Mill area is currently undergoing the study phase.

  • Let us know more information about the history of your property or the Old Mill area to help us understand the history of the neighbourhood!

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  • Let us know what you value about your neighbourhood and how you would like to see it evolve, as well as your opinion on its heritage attributes and boundaries.

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  • As part of the Old Mill Heritage Conservation District Study, the City of Kawartha Lakes is establishing a community advisory group to help provide input from the local community about the study. The group will include up to 12 representatives from the local community. To qualify as a local community representative, you must:

    • Be over the age of 18
    • Be a resident of the Old Mill Study area neighbourhood, own a property located within the study area, or own a business located in the study area
    • Be able and willing to attend either in person meetings or video conferences 

    Ideally, members of the committee will have some interest and/or expertise in heritage, architecture, planning, real estate, or a related field. 

    If you require a copy of this form in an alternate format, please contact:

    Emily Turner, Economic Development Officer Heritage Planning
    705-324-9411 ext.1366
    eturner@kawarthalakes.ca

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  • We are looking for interested residents to undertake historical research on properties in the Old Mill area and the neighbourhood in general.

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  • We are looking for participants to help undertake a survey of the canopy, trees and other landscape features in the study area.

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