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Toronto Preservation Board
The Toronto Preservation Board is an advisory body to City Council on heritage preservation issues. It is the City's official municipal heritage committee.
The Toronto Preservation Board is governed by the Ontario Heritage Act and the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 103, Heritage (PDF).
The Toronto Preservation Board provides advice to Council on matters relating to Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, including, but not limited to:
- designation of heritage properties or conservation districts and inclusion on the Inventory of Heritage Properties
- applications to alter, demolish or remove designated or listed heritage properties
- applications to repeal by-laws which designate individual properties as heritage properties
- proposed heritage easements or covenants
The Toronto Preservation Board also consults with the City's four Community Preservation Panels (one for each Community Council district).
Term of office
Four years coincident with the term of Council.
The Toronto Preservation Board consists of 14 members:
- 3 members of City Council
- 4 Community Preservation Panel representatives (1 chair or designate of each of the 4 Panels)
- 7 citizens
The Toronto Preservation Board meets monthly.