Heritage Burlington is a Citizens Advisory Committee of Council reporting through the Development and Infrastructure Committee.
For further information regarding Heritage Burlington, please see Heritage Burlington Committee page.
a) To provide advice to the development and Infrastructure Committee and Council on issues related to the conservation of Burlington's cultural heritage,
b) To promote the conservation of Burlington's cultural heritage.
The City of Burlington's on-line Directory of Heritage Properties is a searchable database containing approximately 1100 properties with structures that, because of their age or architectural value, have been identified as Heritage Resources for the City of Burlington.
A heritage property may be designated by a by-law passed by City Council according to procedures defined in the Ontario Heritage Act. Designation provides a measure of protection against demolition and damaging alterations.
Renovations and alterations to the exterior must be approved by Heritage Burlington or City Council. Interior features are usually not included in the designation, and may be altered without any approval process. Heritage Burlington assists property owners during the designation process, prepares a designation report, and advises Council on the reasons for designation.