Cultural Heritage Landscapes workshop

How to write policies and by-laws for the conservation of significant landscapes

Thursday and Friday, September 16 & 17, 2004
The Riverside Maples restaurant in scenic rural Waterloo Region

Goal of Workshop

The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), included under the Ontario Planning Act, requires that significant cultural heritage landscapes be conserved. There have been Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) rulings that have taken this factor into account, there have been initiatives to define and identify heritage landscapes and there are ongoing efforts to bring the issue into focus in Official Plans and other regulatory instruments. However, at this stage and to the best of our knowledge, no one in Ontario has yet drafted and adapted a policy or by-law that sets out measures to conserve cultural heritage landscapes that include private property.

The purpose and goal of this workshop is to provide planners, heritage advisors and policy makers with the tools, background material, and guidance they need to give regulatory form to measures that will accomplish the letter and intent of the PPS.

This is a workshop on how to draft actual policy and frame actual by-laws that will be in compliance with provincial policy.


Thursday, September 16, 2004

4:00 pm

Tour of Potential Cultural Heritage Landscapes Sites in the Region (bus to leave from Riverside Maples)

6:30 pm

Dinner at Riverside Maples
(accommodation at participant's own expense can be arranged by the Heritage Resources Centre (HRC) at nearby hotels or B&Bs in St. Jacobs or Waterloo )

Friday, September 17, 2004

8:15 to 9:00 am

Coffee and continental breakfast at Riverside Maples

9:00 to 9:15 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:15 to 9:45 am

Overview of Relevant Legislation (David Cuming, City of Hamilton )

9:45 to 10:30 am

Local and Provincial Examples of Cultural Heritage Landscapes - Identification and Documentation (Nancy Pollack Elwand, University of Guelph)

10:30 to 10:45 am


10:45 to 12:30 pm

Case Study of Regulation - Eby's Landing, Pugent Sound (Nancy Rottle, Washington State University)

12:30 to 1:30 pm


1:30 to 3:30 pm

Implementation Workshop

3:30 to 4:00 pm

Wrap-up Session

Co-sponsored by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and the Heritage Resources Centre
                                Region of Waterloo logo.Heritage Resources Centre logo.