Preserving Toronto’s past and what you need to know if you are restoring or planning to restore an historic building.

Heritage Conservation Districts & Studies

Designated and in-development Heritage Conservation Districts and planning studies.

Heritage Register

The Heritage Register identifies properties that have cultural heritage value or interest in Toronto.

Heritage Tax Rebate & Grant Programs

The City of Toronto offers two financial incentive programs for owners of eligible heritage properties.

Toronto Preservation Board

The Toronto Preservation Board provides advice to City Council on heritage preservation.


Protecting archaeology sites in Toronto.

Toronto Heritage Survey

A comprehensive survey of Toronto's heritage resources.

Heritage Permit Guide

Forms and requirements for submitting a Heritage Permit application.

Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report (CHER)

This is the primary document used by Heritage Planning to guide independent research and evaluation of properties for their cultural heritage value.

Heritage Register Review

A project responding to changes to the Ontario Heritage Act resulting from Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022.