A corner building designed in the High Victorian style that features highly-patterned elevations using red and buff brick, distinctive semi-circular-headed windows, and a spire
1032-1034 Queen Street West, Robert Vogan Block

This page contains links to background information related to the West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Study, including direction from City Council, relevant staff reports and reference documents that guide the study and evaluation of heritage conservation districts in Toronto.

On March 31, 2015, City Council adopted PG2.8, which directed the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to initiate the study of West Queen West as a potential Heritage Conservation District.

At the same meeting, City Council authorized a revised West Queen West boundary to include all properties along Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue for study as a potential Heritage Conservation District

On June 22, 2017 the Toronto Preservation Board endorsed the West Queen West HCD Study (PB24.2), and the preparation of two HCD Plans for West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street. They also endorsed the identification and preliminary evaluation of any potential HCDs in or around the Parkdale Residential area.

The West Queen West HCD Study Staff Report was delivered to the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) on June 16, 2017. The TPB endorsed the recommendation to proceed to the plan phase for the proposed West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation Districts.

The West Queen West HCD Plan and Parkdale Main Street HCD Plan will be presented to the TPB, Toronto East York Community Council, and City Council to consider the designation of the two HCDs.

The West Queen West HCD Study is being completed in accordance with Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Policies, Procedures and Terms of Reference as adopted by City Council.

Section 3.1.6 of the City of Toronto’s Official Plan includes policies that direct the City to identify, protect and conserve heritage conservation districts within the City.

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport created the Guide to District Designation under the Ontario Heritage Act to inform the identification, study and implementation of heritage conservation districts in Ontario.

Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act allows municipalities to designate heritage conservation districts.