Designations and Permits

Heritage designation resources

Do you have an interest in our cultural heritage? The Region is a strong supporter of heritage conservation and works to preserve buildings and other items of cultural importance. You can play a role too! The following resources show the way. 

Applying for heritage designations and permits

The Ontario Heritage Act enables municipalities to designate all or part of a community as a Heritage Conservation District. This protects and enhances groups of properties or neighbourhoods that give an area special character. The Ontario Heritage Act was amended in 2005 to allow properties of cultural heritage value or interest to be added to the municipal register of listed properties. Please visit your city or township's website for further information on applying for a heritage listing, designation and permits.

City of Cambridge

City of Kitchener

 City of Waterloo

 Township of North Dumfries

 Township of Wellesley

 Township of Wilmot

 Township of Woolwich

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