Exhibition Place – Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment
The City is currently undertaking a Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment at Exhibition Place.
Exhibition Place includes properties on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register; numerous historic plaques; registered archaeological sites; and other potential cultural heritage resources which together may form a cultural heritage landscape.
Ontario’s Provincial Policy Statement recognizes that a cultural heritage landscape is a “defined geographic area that may have been modified by human activity and is identified as having cultural heritage value or interest by a community, including an aboriginal community…”. In Ontario, significant cultural heritage landscapes shall be conserved. The assessment will be completed in Winter 2019 and will help inform future planning for Exhibition Place through the identification of significant cultural heritage resources.
On November 30, 2016, the Exhibition Place Official Plan Amendment Subcommittee adopted, Exhibition Place – Status Report on Ongoing Studies and Initiatives from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York detailing City Planning’s ongoing review of a proposed Official Plan Amendment for Exhibition Place, inclusive of a Cultural Heritage Assessment.
City Planning held a Community Consultation Meeting on November 28, 2018 to present details of the study, findings to date and the timeline moving forward. The presentation slides from the Community Consultation Meeting is available by clicking the following link.
If you have any thoughts, insights, or historical records that will assist in understanding the cultural heritage value of Exhibition Place then please contact John Duncan, contact information is on the side of this page.