Heritage Designation


Heritage designation is a planning tool used to identify and protect properties that possess "cultural heritage value or interest". It encourages preservation and helps manage changes to the buildings.

Houses, factories, barns, stables, churches, schools and other types of 'real property' along with cemeteries, bridges, public art, street furniture, cultural landscapes and archaeological sites can be designated under the Heritage Act.

Currently, there are about 70 designated properties in Peterborough but many others are suitable for designation.

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