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The Ontario Heritage Act

The Ontario Heritage Act R.S.O, 1990 was established to protect and conserve significant heritage properties and districts within the Province of Ontario. Click on this following link to view the full Act online.

Heritage Designation: Individual Properties
Part IV: Individual Properties

Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, the Township of North Dumfries may protect properties that are deemed to have cultural and heritage value in the community through individual designation. Properties may qualify for individual designation if they meet the criteria outlined in Ontario Regulation 9/06. Please see the Ontario Regulation 9/06 by clicking here and the Ontario Heritage Tool Kit by clicking here for more information on qualifications and the designation process.

It should be noted that designation can be used for particular features of a building rather than the entire exterior or interior of a building. A particular feature could be windows, doors, and other architectural and historical elements for example. This is an option if designation of the entire exterior or interior is not preferred. Please contact the North Dumfries Municipal Heritage Committee for details.

92 Stanley Street, Ayr

 

 

 

 

(92 Stanley Street, Ayr - One of the Heritage Designated Properties in North Dumfries Township)

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:

  1. Design or Physical Value: The property has design/physical value due to its rare or unique style, material, construction, high degree of craftsmanship, artistic merit, technical or scientific achievement.
  2. Historical or Associative Value: The structure is associated with a theme, event, belief, person, activity or institution that is significant to the community.
  3. Contextual Value: The structure is physically, functionally, visually, historically connected to the surrounding area or is a landmark. The structure helps define and support the community.

Historically Significant Register for Individual Properties

Properties in North Dumfries Township that are of architectural and historical interest based on the qualifications outlined in Ontario Regulation 9/06 are placed on the historically significant register. This does not mean the property is designated.

The register is a list of structures that have potential to be protected under the Ontario Heritage Act; the register also gives the North Dumfries Municipal Heritage Committee (N.D.M.H.C) and the North Dumfries Council a 60 day negotiation period before the building is demolished.

ARE YOU ON THE REGISTER?

If you are interested to know if your property is on the list, please see the historically significant list/ register online by clicking here or visit the North Dumfries Township Office. If you are listed, the Township may have a researched file completed for your property.

If you are interested in designating your property, a thorough historical and architectural report will be completed by the North Dumfries Municipal Heritage Committee (N.D.M.H.C). Please contact the Committee via email to inquire about the designation of your property.

You can access the Application for Heritage Designation online by clicking here and/or by stopping by at the North Dumfries Township Office.

Individual Heritage Designated Properties in North Dumfries Township

The following list outlines the current Heritage Designated Properties in North Dumfries. Each property has a PDF file of the corresponding by-law. To view the by-law, simply click on the PDF file. You must have Adobe Reader to open the file. To access the original copy of the by-law, or require a copy in an alternate format please email the office, call the office or visit the office.

NOTE TO PRINT BY-LAWS: Click on Print and Page Setup. In Page Setup click on the appropriate size (i.e. Letter). It may also be changed by ensuring the checkbox Shrink Oversized Pages is checked under Page Handling and Size Options.

Heritage Designated Properties of North Dumfries Township 

 

 Address

By-Law # 

 2270 Alps Rd 2270 Alps Road, Pt. Lot 27, Concession 10    919-86 
 2596 Alps Road 2596 Alps Road, Pt. Lot 30, Concession 10918-86 
 2648 Alps Road 2648 Alps Road, Pt. Lot 31, Concession 101035-88
 1462 Beke Road 1462 Beke Road, Pt. Lot 17, Concession 82324-08
 1146 Cameron Road 1146 Cameron Road, Part 1, Plan 67R-1079, Pt. Lot 37,
  Concession 12
1150-89
 2259 Cedar Creek Road 2259 Cedar Creek Road, Pt. Lot 26-27, Concession 101099-88
 1807 Cheese Factory Road 1807 Cheese Factory Road, Pt. Lot 6, Concession 7941-87
 1062 Clyde Road 1062 Clyde Road, Mun. Plan Pt. Lot J, Concession 101939-01
 2048 Dundas Street 2048 Dundas Street, Pt. Lot 2, Concession 9 1815-99
 2517 Fischer Hallman Road 2517 Fischer-Hallman Road, Pt. Lot 43, Pt. Lot 44, Concession 121658-96
 3185 Greenfield Road 3185 Greenfield Road, Pt. Lot 38, Concession 91279-90
 105 Hall Street 105 Hall Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 48, Plan 6731240-90
 10 Northumberland Street 10 Northumberland Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 18, Lot 20, Plan 6622313-08
 1784 Northumberland Street 1784 Northumberland Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 37, Concession 111256-90
 45 Piper Street 45 Piper Street, Pt. Lot 5, Plan 662971-87
 87 Piper Street 87 Piper Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 12 S/S, Lot 131098-88
 96 Piper Street 96 Piper Street, Ayr, Mun, Lot 3, Concession 8 2314-08
 3445 Roseville Road 3445 Roseville Road, Pt. Lot 37, Concession 111940-01
 1459 Sheffield Road 1459 Sheffield Road, Pt. Lot 7, Concession 8901-86
 1720 Spragues Road 1720 Spragues Road, Pt. Lot 19, 20, Concession 82076-04
 92 Stanley Street 92 Stanley Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 4, Plan 6611536-94
 163 Stanley Street 163 Stanley Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 34, Concession 71706-97
 212 Stanley Street 212 Stanley Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 5, Plan 661940-87
 10 Water Street 10 Water Street, Ayr, Pt. Lot 12, Plan 662848-85
 1335 West River Road 1335 West River Road, Sub Div Pt. Lot 2, 3, Concession 82325-08

Heritage Permit Application Information

What is a Heritage Permit Application?

The legislation of the Ontario Heritage Act was designed by the Province of Ontario in order to provide citizens with the ability to protect and conserve cultural heritage properties and resources. Proceeding designation of properties through the legislation of the Ontario Heritage Act, the Township is permitted to oversee and manage physical alterations that are applied to cultural heritage properites and resources in order to ensure protection. The Heritage Permit Application has been established so that the Township may review alterations and verify whether or not the changes will benefit the heritage components of the designated property.

Generally, repairs to heritage attributes are preferred to replacement. In the case that materials are replaced, they must be compatible to the original(s). It is also preferred that replaced materials are able to be reversed to allow for future restoration.

Abiding by the Ontario Heritage Act, an owner of a designated property must apply to the council of the municipality if they wish to alter the property which may affect the heritage attributes of the property. The owner must receive written consent from the council to proceed with alterations. Written consent is received through the approval of a Heritage Permit Application which is applied to all designated properties (under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage). It also includes properties that reside within Heritage Conservation Districts (under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act).

WHEN IS A HERITAGE PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIRED?

According to the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, any alteration to an individual designated property (Part IV) or property within a Heritage Conservation District (Part V) requires a Heritage Permit Application. To clarify, alteration is "to change in any manner and includes to restore, renovate, repair or disturb." Furthermore, a Heritage Permit Application must be approved for any demolition applied to a property designated under Part IV or V of the Act.

Please contact the North Dumfries Municipal Heritage Committee to determine whether or not you require a Heritage Permit Application.

The following list outlines alterations that are detailed in Part IV of the act and may require a Heritage Permit Application:

  • Addition and/ or alteration to an existing building or accessory building
  • Replacement of windows, or doors, or a change in windows or door openings
  • Change in siding, soffit, facia or roofing material
  • Removal and/ or installation of porches, verandahs and canopies
  • Removal and/ or installation of cladding and chimneys
  • Removal and/ or installation of decks, fences, gates, trellises, arbours and gazebos
  • Change in trim, cladding, door, or window colour (s) or painting of masonry
  • Repointing brick

You can access the Heritage Permit Application Package which includes submission requirements and the application form online by clicking here and/or by stopping by at the North Dumfries Township Office.


Part V: Heritage Conservation Districts

What is a heritage conservation district?

A Heritage Conservation District is a grouping of older buildings, streets and/or landscaped open spaces of cultural heritage significane. The district can be an example of a period of architecture and cultural features and/or be significant to a specific era in the community's history.

The district is protected under a municipal by-law that was passed by Township Council. This type of designation is under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA).

What does a district designation mean?

After a designation by-law is approved, alteration, additions and demolition to properties within the district may require a permit from the local municipality depending on the guidelines and policies determined for the district. This is to ensure that the significance and character of the district is protected and conserved for future generations.

Changes do occur in districts as they are living parts of our community; the district designation is meant as a guide to change so that it contributes to the district's unique character and enhances the district's historic character.

If a property owner in the district wants to alter the exterior of a building, they may be required to submit an application to the Township of North Dumfries. The interior of a building is not regulated through a heritage conservation district. Please see details regarding when an application is needed in the Greenfield Heritage Conservation District below.

If you have any questions about Heritage Conservation Districts, please consult the Building or Planning Department at the Township of North Dumfries and/or contact the North Dumfries Municipal Heritage Committee (NDMHC).

What are the advantages of a heritage conservation district designation?

If you are located within a heritage conservation district, you may be eligible for heritage grants to restore the historic fabric of the building.

Do property owners have to restore the exterior of a building to its original condition?

No, heritage designation does not require an owner to restore the building. If an owner wishes to restore the exterior then grant assistance may be able to be provided by the Township.

Is Council permission required to make interior changes?

No, a heritage conservation district designation does not affect the interior. The normal requirements for a building permit would still apply.

How will the district affect my property value?

According to research conducted at the University of Waterloo Heritage Resource Centre, using a sample of 3000 designated properties in 24 communities, property values of heritage designated buildings are as good or better than the general market trends and the property value of heritage properties tend to be more resistant to down-turns in the general market.

The full report can be found online by clicking here.


Heritage Conservation Districts in the Township of North Dumfries:

Greenfield Heritage Conservation District (By-law 2633-14)

Greenfield Heritage Conservation District is the first Heritage Conservation District in North Dumfries. The district was designated on the 16th day of June, 2014 under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA).

Greenfield is a small village-hamlet settlement in the Township of North Dumfries located northwest of the Vilage of Ayr and southeast of the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway 401). It is a historic 19th century mill village near the Village of Ayr. It was founded by the Goldie family and includes Goldie Mill company buildings, mill race and pond, original sluice gates, earthworks and dam.

History of Greenfield Village:

Greenfield Village was established by John Goldie who was a Scottish botanist, horticulturalist and businessman. A friend of John Goldie Sr., Thomas Fulton, settled on a farm named 'Belig' (named after a small summit in Scotland) situated about a mile north of the Village of Ayr on the Roseville Road near the Greenfield Mill today. He encouraged John Goldie Sr. to immigrate to Canada.

John Goldie Sr. and his wife left Wrightfield to come to Canada with their children. At the beginning, they lived with the Fulton family but in 1844, they leased property for the farm (Lot 37) on the Nith River. John Goldie Sr. established a farmstead and commercial nursery to supply fruit trees and ornamental plants to the Canadian market naming it 'Greenfied' after a nursery/farm near his home in Ayrshire, Scotland.

In 1848, a few years after the Goldie family settled in Greenfield, they constructeGreenfield Mill, Ayrd an oatmeal mill and a year later they constructed a flour mill. By November 1850, it was known as 'Greenfield Mills'.

In 1863, David Goldie (son of John Goldie Sr.) and Hugh McDonald began to build a new four storey limestone mill and a stacked plank grain storehouse which had the capacity of 70,000 bushels.

In the 1860s, six row cottages were built near the newly constructed mill to house the workers. These cottages are unique features in the district particularly due to their 'salt box' design. The cottages contributed to the development of a 'tight-knit milling community.'

By 1889, the Goldie Milling Company was stated in The Globe to be "one of unquestionably the model mills of Ontario."

To learn more about Greenfield Village, please check out our tour booklet made for the Doors Open Waterloo Region Tour by clicking here.

What does it mean if I am in the district? What if I want to make changes to my property?

The goal of the district is to ensure that the significance and character of the district is protected and conserved for future generations. This means that some changes will require approval by Township Staff or Council.

Are you located in the Greenfield Heritage Conservation District?

The following list outlines which properties are located within the designated district. It is essential that owners in the district are aware if they are a contributing or non-contributing resource.

 

 Address

Contributing Resource 

Non-Contributing Resource 

 4222 Trussler Rd. 

 X

 4218 Trussler Rd. 

 X

 4212 Trussler Rd. 

 X

 4208 Trussler Rd.  

 X

 4200 Trussler Rd. 

 X

 3287 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3277 Greenfield Rd.  

 3269 Greenfield Rd. 

 X

 3261 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3245 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3206 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3185 Greenfield Rd.

 Designated (Part IV)

 
 3175 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3169 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3167 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3163 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3161 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3157 Greenfield Rd.

 X

 
 3144 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3133 Greenfield Rd.

 

 3127 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3121 Greenfield Rd.  

 3115 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3109 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3101 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3097 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3096 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3092 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3089 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3084 Greenfield Rd.  

 3083 Greenfield Rd.

 Listed

 
 3078 Greenfield Rd.  

 3073 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3067 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 3066 Greenfield Rd.  

 X

 

Contributing Resources: are the most significant resources located in the district and may to undergo the Heritage Permit process.

Non-contributing Resources: are resources that do not contribute to the cultural heritage value of the district and only will proceed with a heritage permit if the property undergoes major interventions.

Please see the Greenfield Village Heritage Conservation District Permit Application and Submission Requirements for more information heritage permits and when they are required.

The following list outlines alterations that require a permit application approved by Township Staff for contributing resources only:

  • Window replacement, different material, size, or design, where window is visible from the street and/or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource
  • Window open removal or addition, including skylight, where visible from the street and/ or may impact the identified heritage attrubites of a contributing resource
  • Door replacement, different material, size, or design where door is visible from the street and/or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource
  • Re-roofing, different material or colour
  • Alteration of roofline
  • Porch/ verandah replacement, different materials, size and design where visible from the street and/or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource
  • Porch/ verandah removal or addition where visible from the street and/or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource
  • Removal/ installation cladding/ siding, different material, colour where visible from the street and/or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource
  • New or increased parking areas (especially front yard)
  • Addition or alteration visible from the street and/or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource (i.e. solar panel)
  • Chimney replacement, different material, design
  • Chimney removal or addition

A Heritage Permit Application will be required and must be approved by Council for both contributing AND non-contributing resources if major interventions are undergone. These major interventions include:

  • Erection of a new building or structure (requiring a Building Permit) on same property, where new building or structure is visible from the street and/ or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource
  • Addition or major alteration visible from the street and/or may impact the identified heritage attributes of a contributing resource
  • Demolition of an existing structure (Demolition Permit)
  • Relocation of an existing structure to another location

Please see the Application for Greenfield Heritage Conservation District Permit Submission Requirements and Application Form.

If you have any questions about Greenfield Heritage Conservation District, please consult the Building or Planning Department at the Township of North Dumfries and/or contact the North Dumfries Municipal Heritage Committee (NDMHC) via email.


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You may also visit the Ayr News History Page for more historical information on North Dumfries by clicking here.