Built Heritage Committee


Meeting #:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and by electronic participation
  • Chair: Councillor Rawlson King, 
  • Vice-Chair: Councillor Stéphanie Plante, 
  • Councillor Clarke Kelly, 
  • Councillor Jeff Leiper, 
  • Councillor Ariel Troster, 
  • Member Vaibhavi Dhote, 
  • Member Christine Legault, 
  • Member James Maddigan, 
  • and Member Carolyn Quinn 

Mélanie Blais, Acting Committee Coordinator
(613) 580-2424, ext. 27005, melanie.blais@ottawa.ca

Notices and meeting information are attached to the agenda and minutes, including: availability of simultaneous interpretation and accessibility accommodations; in camera meeting procedures; information items not subject to discussion; personal information disclaimer for correspondents and public speakers; notices regarding minutes; and hybrid participation details.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Except where otherwise indicated, reports requiring Council consideration will be presented to Council on June 14, 2023 in Built Heritage Committee Report 6.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on June 12, 2023, and the deadline to register to speak by email is 8:30 am on June 13, 2023.

File No.: ACS2023-PRE-RHU-0019  – City-wide

  • Report recommendations

    That the Built Heritage Committee recommend that Council:

    1. Receive for information the Bill 23 Ontario Heritage Act Legislative Compliance Strategy 2023-2025, as follows:
      1. The strategy for screening and prioritization of non-designated properties listed on the Municipal Heritage Register for consideration for designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, as shown in Document 1
      2. The approach for the phased removal of non-designated properties from the Municipal Heritage Register
      3. The amendments to the City’s heritage designation process regarding consultation and reporting
      4. The strategy for consultation with community associations, historical societies, and other community organizations, and the development of a volunteer strategy
      5. General procedural changes to address resourcing and workload implications of Bill 23.
    2. Approve the following administrative and procedural amendments:
      1. Discontinue the use of the Council-approved procedures for the Heritage Register
      2. Adopt the Ontario Heritage Act Alternative Notice Policy under Section 270 of the Municipal Act attached as Document 2 
      3. Direct staff to prepare an amendment to the Notice By-law 2018-306 to enact the alternative notice requirements for the publication of notice under the Ontario Heritage Act
      4. Direct staff to bring forward a Standard Heritage Easement By-law for approval by Council
      5. Approve reduced timelines for the publication of reports for Built Heritage Committee and Planning and Housing Committee as set out in this report
    3. Approve the addition of the following items to the Heritage Planning Branch workplan and direct staff to undertake such work as follows:
      1. Direct staff to bring forward a list of priority Heritage Conservation District Studies for consideration by BHC and Council by Q1 2024 along with associated Terms of Reference for conducting Heritage Conservation District studies.
      2. Direct staff to develop a monitoring tool and heritage information resource for properties of heritage interest that have been removed from the City’s Heritage Register as a result of Bill 23. 
      3. Direct staff to review Section 29 (Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act) of Schedule “I” of the Delegation of Authority By-law (Bylaw 2023-67) and recommend any amendments to Council in Q1 2024 that improve the efficiency of approvals within the context of the constraints of Bill 23.
    4. Suspend the rules of procedure to consider this report at the June 14th Council meeting so it may be considered concurrently with the Bill 109 Implementation Phase 2 report (ACS2023-PRE-GEN-0004) and the Provincial Legislation Resource Impact report (ACS2023-PRE-GEN-0005). 

File No.: ACS2023-PRE-RHU-0024 - Somerset (Ward 14)

This report will be submitted to the Planning and Housing Committee on June 21, 2023. The statutory timeline for consideration of this report under the Ontario Heritage Act will expire on July 28, 2023. 

  • Report recommendations

    That the Built Heritage Committee and the Planning and Housing Committee recommend that Council:

    1. Approve the application to alter 233 Argyle Avenue according to plans prepared by Woodman Architect and Associates Limited, dated October 18, 2022, conditional upon:
      1. The applicant providing final details of conservation and restoration work to be undertaken at 233 Argyle Avenue for approval by Heritage Staff prior to the issuance of a building permit.
    2. Approve the application to alter 330 McLeod Street according to plans prepared by Woodman Architect and Associates Limited, dated December 15, 2022;
    3. Delegate the authority for minor design changes to the General Manager, Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department;
    4. Approve the issuance of the heritage permits for each application with a two-year expiry date from the date of issuance unless otherwise extended by Council.

Next Meeting

July 11, 2023.