Notice: Heritage Toronto will be holding a public consultation on July 31, 2018 to aid in research on how to celebrate and preserve Toronto's cultural spaces and physical structures. You may also complete the survey to share your opinions.


The Heritage Preservation Services section of the City Planning Division is responsible for advising and assisting City Council, the Toronto Preservation Board, the community and property owners on the conservation of the City's heritage resources. This involves advising on matters relating to the Ontario Heritage Act, reviewing and advising on development proposals which may affect heritage resources, monitoring and the maintenance of heritage sites, developing heritage policies, administering financial assistance programs and providing educational services.

Heritage Preservation Services works with four community volunteer groups:

  • Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel
  • North York Community Preservation Panel
  • Scarborough Community Preservation Panel
  • Toronto East York Community Preservation Panel

and also the Toronto Preservation Board (volunteer-based). Heritage Preservation Services also manages the inventory of heritage properties and monitors the properties on this lis