Heritage Conservation Districts

During the May 7, 2013 Public Information Forum on the value of Heritage Conservation Districts in the City of Peterborough, many potential neighbourhoods were identified for consideration by residents who expressed an interest in the possibility of creating Heritage Districts in their neighbourhoods.

At the Public Information Forum, heritage consultant and architect, Catherine Nasmith spoke about the advantages and processes involved in creating Heritage Districts. She emphasized that each district is unique and that conservation plans for the area are entirely shaped by the residents to reflect their particular interests and concerns. After reviewing the areas proposed by residents at the Public Information Forum, the following areas are being considered:

1. The Avenues
2. The Dixon Mills area (the area north of McDonnel and east of Water St. to the river)
3. Old West End (the area bordered by Park. St., Charlotte St., Monaghan Rd. and Weller St.)
Residents of these neighbourhoods are invited to attend a follow-up workshop from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on June 18, 2013, at the Lawn Bowling Club Activity Centre, 577 McDonnel Street, Peterborough. The workshop will provide the opportunity for residents to meet and explore the advantages of Heritage Districts through in their neighbourhoods through a facilitated discussion with Catherine Nasmith and City staff.

Based on the outcome of this workshop, City staff will determine which neighbourhood will be the subject of the first conservation district study for the City. This project is being funded in part, by the Government of Ontario through the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund.

For further information please contact:

Debra Soule
Arts, Culture and Heritage Division,
Community Services Department
City of Peterborough
500 George Street North
Peterborough, ON, K9H 3R9
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1442
Fax: 705-742-5218