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OHA+M is an award-winning blog about the Ontario Heritage Act, heritage policy in Ontario and related topics. New posts biweekly. Comments on posts and suggestions for new posts are most welcome! All posts copyright © 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Dan Schneider. To subscribe to OHA+M, on the menu to the left, click on "Subscribe to OHA+M" under "Blog".

The Farm as Cultural Heritage Landscape, part three

Marcolongo Farm, Guelph: View of the bank barn from across the grassy meadow 
Photo courtesy Mike Marcolong​o

So how do you (successfully) designate a farm?

The Farm as Cultural Heritage Landscape, part two

Farm scene near Bamberg, Ontario

Let’s continue our look at the protection of farms using heritage designation under Part IV of the OHA.

The Farm as Cultural Heritage Landscape, part one

An illustration of a farm property

Illustration from Perth County Historical Atlas, 1879

Rails and trails

Lights on the Sarnia Bridge reflected in the Thames River

The blog marks another milestone with this post. Welcome to OHA+M, edition 80!

Cultural heritage landscapes, part three: Henry drills down

I’m very happy to have a guest contributor to the CHLs discussion. Welcome Henry Cary!

Henry, a cultural heritage specialist and archaeologist with Golder Associates, takes a detailed look at the official guidance materials on cultural heritage landscapes in Ontario over the years and poses some hard questions about the application of current approaches to rural landscapes.


Cultural heritage landscapes, part two… or a matter of significance

The Provincial Policy Statement, 2014 says:

2.6.1  Significant built heritage resources and significant cultural heritage landscapes shall be conserved.

Last time we looked at the evolution of the definition of cultural heritage landscapes, now in its third iteration. We did not look at the meaning of “significant.”

Cultural heritage landscapes, part one

Main Street, Warkworth, Ontario

Earlier this year I was asked to name some of the key changes, actions or themes affecting heritage conservation in Ontario over the last generation or so.

Wish list changes to the OHA, #3 … or a consistent appeal process

An image of a magnifying glass inspecting the word "Appeal"

We saw last time that the Conservation Review Board is one busy little tribunal these days. The website list of their active cases doesn’t reveal what kind of cases they are but I’d bet dollars to doughnuts they all have to do with objections to designation.

Good heritage stats are hard to find, 3rd edition

An illustration of a line graph

We all love statistics, especially when they’re moving in the right direction.

A Tax Class for Heritage Gets the Cold Shoulder

Artscape Youngplace building front

Artscape Youngplace, a culture hub on Shaw Street, Toronto

Picking up from last time: