Heritage Designation

The Ontario Heritage Act enables municipalities to designate buildings, landscape features and sites as properties of cultural heritage value. Designation is the formal recognition of a property's cultural value in a community. It ensures the conservation of heritage resources for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

The designation review process protects heritage properties from inappropriate change. Designation can also prevent the demolition of a designated building.

Designation does not prevent routine maintenance or minor repairs that don't change the heritage attributes of the property. Alterations and additions can take place with a Heritage Permit. It also does not restrict the use, zoning or sale of a property.

Heritage designation helps:

  • Preserve the essence of a neighbourhood
  • Increase the value of a property
  • Protect examples of historical architectural styles 
Applying for designation
  1. Contact the Town's Planning and Development department to have your property officially designated by the Province of Ontario.

  2. Heritage Milton and the Planning and Development department initiate a study to determine if designation is appropriate.

  3. The study and application is submitted to Milton Council.

  4. If approved by Council, a Notice of Intention to Designate is sent to the owner and published in the local paper. This process is in place to hear any objections.

  5. Upon final approval, Council enacts the By-law on title.

  6. Notice is sent to the owner and the Ontario Heritage Foundation, notifying them that the property is formally designated.

List of designated properties 

There are 32 properties in the Town of Milton that have been designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. Each of these has a by-law that provides the reasons for designation and details the main heritage attributes of that property.

  • Town Hall, 150 Mary Street

  • Hugh Foster Hall, 141 King Street

  • Old Town Hall, 251 Main Street

  • 58 Victoria Street

  • 66 Victoria Street

  • 100 Victoria Street

  • 66 Charles Street

  • 82 Charles Street

  • 191 Margaret Street

  • 59 Mill Street

  • 99 Mill Street

  • 121 Mill Street

  • 360 Pine Street

  • 5576 Regional Road 25

  • 2113 25 Side Road (Stone Barn)

  • 4271 20 Side Road

  • 8473 Lawson Road (formerly known as 8445 Boston Church Road)

  • 5703 Tremaine Road

  • St. David's Church, Main Street, Campbellville

  • Rockwood Railway Station, Ontario Railway Museum

  • Christie-Henderson Lime Kilns

  • Ebenezer Church, 12274 Guelph Line     

  • Grand Trunk Railway Station, 1 Chris Hadfield Way

  • Bronte Pioneer Cemetery

  • Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 15 Side Road

  • 151 Robert Street

  • 16 Hugh Street

  • Austin Willmott House, 255 Ruhl Drive (formerly known as 895 Bronte Street South)

  • 3053 Derry Road West

  • 963 Stoutt Crescent

  • Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James Street

  • Socrates Center House, 94 Peru Road 

Updated:  May, 2017