The Town of Caledon recognizes the cultural heritage value and significance of buildings, sites and other cultural landscape features and protects these heritage resources as described within the Ontario Heritage Act.
Heritage designation is public recognition of the heritage value of buildings, sites or cultural features in a community. The Ontario Heritage Act helps a community to either designate individual buildings (under Part IV of the Act) or a number of buildings as a district (under Part V of the Act).
In Caledon, there are:
All listed and designated properties are identified on the municipal Heritage Register.
Caledon’s individually designated properties and Heritage Conservation Districts are also identified on the provincial Heritage Registry.
Altering Designated Properties
If your property is designated as a heritage property or located within a Heritage Conservation District in the Town of Caledon, you may be required to get a heritage permit before making alterations or renovations to your building or property. This process ensures that the heritage attributes described in the Property Designation By-law are not changed or destroyed by alterations.
The Town of Caledon offers financial assistance to owners to care for designated properties:
1. Designated Heritage Property Grant Program
The Town will offer a grant to help fund conservation of properties that are designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.
- Designated properties may be eligible for financial assistance through the heritage grant program
- the Town will match 50% of the eligible cost of the renovation, up to a maximum of $4,000, subject to available funds.
2. Heritage property tax rebate program