Heritage in Meaford

The Municipality of Meaford designated individual properties as Heritage under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, as well as designating a Heritage Conservation District Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, for the downtown area of Meaford. 

See the registry of individual designated Heritage Properties (Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act). 

The Heritage Conservation Plan and Guidelines is in place to protect the heritage of Meaford's downtown core, encourage the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings, and help promote new developments that respect the character of the existing buildings.

Notice of Public Meeting: Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines Update

The Municipality of Meaford invites all interested persons to attend a Public Meeting in order to consider and provide input on an update to the Meaford Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines (MHCDPG) pursuant to the requirements of Section 41.1 (6) the Ontario Heritage Act, RSO 1990, as amended.

Meeting Date and Time: Monday, July 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Location: In-person at 157859 7th Line, Meaford, Ontario (Council Chambers).

Members of the public are encouraged to provide Council with their comments and questions and may do so either in-person at the Council Chambers or remotely via Zoom (phone/internet). Those wishing to speak at the meeting must register in advance with Development Services by noon on July 17, 2023, by emailing planning@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060 extension 1120. An email with access information will be sent to those who register for remote participation.

Providing Comments: Any person may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation regarding the update to the Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines. All property owners within the proposed District will be notified if a by-law is passed approving the updated MHCDPG. If any other individual wishes to be notified of the decision of the Municipality of Meaford on the update of the MHCDPG,  you must make a written request to the Municipality of Meaford, you can do so by emailing rvoigt@meaford.ca or by addressing a written request attention of Robert Voigt, Director of Development Services, to 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford ON.

Click here to read the proposed Update to Downtown Meaford Heritage Conservation District Plan


Heritage Permit Applications

Before you start any work on your property in the Heritage Conservation District or on an individually designated property on the registry, please consult with Planning Staff at the Municipal Office to discuss your project. We can be reached at 519-538-1060 ext. 1120 or by email at planning@meaford.ca   

Note that Heritage Permits are required for several types of minor works, such as signs, repairs and small additions. 

You can also download the Heritage Permit to learn more about the application process.

Heritage Advisory Committee

The Heritage Advisory Committee advises and assists Council on matters relating to Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act, 1990, and other heritage matters as Council may specify through by-law or in the Official Plan and Downtown Meaford Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines.

See the Agendas and Minutes for the Heritage Advisory Committee.

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