"Our heritage buildings, districts and landscapes create a unique
sense of place and a rooted sense of local identity and continuity
for Torontonians. Heritage conservation is also a wise investment
for a municipality. Heritage restoration work sets off much higher
job and investment economic multipliers than new construction and
heritage sites are a draw for tourism and the film industry. Heritage
conservation not only makes our neighbourhoods even more attractive,
it also increases their desirability and value.
In the past, many of our architectural gems and historical
landmarks were lost. The Plan focuses on conserving Toronto's
remaining irreplaceable heritage resources, including our heritage
landscapes, historic cemeteries and buried archaeological sites."