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Heritage Preservation & Heritage Permits
eritage Preservation - Protection of Built Heritage, Heritage Landscapes and Archaeology
Maintaining our cultural heritage enriches Vaughan's communities and sense of place through the knowledge and recognition of our unique history, and the rich character of our built heritage and cultural landscapes.
Why Conserve Vaughan's Heritage?
Vaughan has over 1200 significant heritage buildings still conserved in our community. These cultural resources, which include built, cultural, and archaeological resources tell and important story and link the Vaughan of yesterday to the Vaughan and today and tomorrow (VOP2010, Chapter 6).
We conserve heritage to:
Enhance our quality of life and sense of history, community and identity
Enhance our historic core areas for our community
Add diversity and character to new development in our historic core areas
The City of Vaughan promotes heritage conservation through the documentation and protection of heritage sites and the implementation of policies to help guide change to these properties and areas.
Built Heritage Inventory
Information on the different types of Heritage Properties and access to the Vaughan Heritage Inventory for download.
Heritage Conservation Districts
Information on the Heritage Conservation Districts of Vaughan.
Heritage Review - Permits and Clearances
Application forms and Heritage Review requirements for Heritage Permits and Clearances for alterations to Heritage properties.
Heritage Vaughan Committee
Overview of the Heritage Vaughan Municipal Advisory Committee.
Information on archaeological resources, including information on archaeological assessments in Vaughan.
Heritage Conservation Frequently Asked Questions
If you have more questions about conserving heritage in Vaughan, please do not hesitate to contact Cultural Heritage staff for more information.
Development Planning Department
Urban Design and Cultural Heritage
Cultural Heritage Coordinator
905-832-8585 ext. 8115
Cultural Heritage Coordinator
905-832-8585 ext. 8813
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment
Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment Guidelines
Heritage Application Forms
Heritage Clearance Application Form
For properties not designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act
Heritage Permit Application Form
For properties designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act
Heritage Conservation District Plans
Kleinburg-Nashville Heritage Conservation District Plan
Maple Heritage Conservation District Plan
Thornhill Heritage Conservation District Plan
Woodbridge Heritage Conservation District Plan
Heritage Vaughan Committee 2017
Canada's Historic Places
Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP)
Canadian Department of Heritage
Heritage Canada Foundation
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Ontario Architectural Styles
Ontario Heritage Act
Ontario Heritage Toolkit
Ontario Heritage Trust
Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada
UNESCO World Heritage
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