The Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015. The study was recommended to provide an overall understanding of the area’s history and heritage character and to determine if designation as a heritage conservation district would be an appropriate heritage planning tool for the area.

The City Planning Division initiated the Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Study in Spring 2018 and retained a project team led by EVOQ Architecture (heritage architects) with Urban Strategies Inc. (planning consultants) and LURA (facilitators) to prepare the study report.

The study will include a comprehensive property inventory, historical research, character analysis, evaluation of the area’s heritage value, and review of the area’s existing planning framework. The study process includes two public meetings, as well as the convening of a community advisory group to provide specific and detailed feedback on research, analysis and recommendations.

The Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Study Area is generally bound by Sherbourne Street to the west, Carlton Street to the north, Parliament Street to the east and Shuter Street to the south. The Study Area may be changed through the Study process, and does not necessarily reflect any potential district boundary.

This is a map of the Cabbagetown Southwest HCD Study Area boundary

The Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Study was initiated in Spring 2018 and is estimated to take one year to complete. Once complete the study report and an accompanying staff report will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board for endorsement, before proceeding with the development of any possible heritage conservation district plan.