Heritage Conservation District

The purpose of the heritage study in 2015 was to provide the Township Council with an impartial third-party professional evaluation of potential Township historic properties and streetscapes that are worthy of further study for potential designation under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) which provides requirements and directions for this work. 

The results include recommendations for consideration four (4) options for Heritage Conservation Districts in the Village of Russell. The 2015 Preliminary Heritage Evaluations Report identifies clusters of potential heritage resources that may be worthy of consideration for designation as a Heritage Conservation District.  

The first step in the study of the potential Heritage Conservation District is the Stakeholder meeting Scheduled for July 31, 2018. If you cannot attend the meeting we will be posting the slideshow from the meeting on the day after the meeting and we will continue to welcome feedback after the meeting. The presentation will outline the timeline and next steps for the process.

The purpose of a Heritage Conservation District (HDC-OHA Part V) is not to prevent development, but to provide the community with tools to help appropriately manage change within a historic area.

For the results of the preliminary heritage study, please consult the Preliminary Heritage Study report 2015.

Below are links to resources that may be helpful in understanding the Heritage Conservation District Study process, potential impacts and effectiveness of Heritage Conservation districts.