Harbord Village Heritage Conservation District-Phase I and II

Project Description: 
Development of a Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan for streets in Harbord Village, a Victorian neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. Community consulting was done in partnership with residents, and the City of Toronto.
It is hoped that over the next five years a series of additional projects will bring protection to the rest of the neighbourhood, which is between College and Bloor Streets, Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street.Pioneered in the City of Toronto, the process for undertaking these Heritage Conservation Districts involved a unique partnership between the community and the City of Toronto.
The community undertook the research to prepare the inventory of heritage properties for the District, and retained the consultant to draw up the Study and Plan in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Phases I and II passed into law without an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.
Client:    Harbord Village Residents Association, Contact Gus Sinclair
Completed: 2005