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OMB’s New Decision Rules the New must Respect the Old

Sharon Temple, a famous national historic site in our region, was threatened in the late 1990s by ex-urban development plans.

Dan Schneider’s ‘Ontario Heritage Act and more’ blogpost about development that will overshadow important built heritage designations reports this new OMB ruling:“..in adjacency situations ‘heritage attributes’ of heritage properties are to be interpreted broadly and not necessarily limited to those listed in a designation by-law.  The visual relationship between the old and new is key — where the new would visually overwhelm, diminish or degrade the old, these adverse impacts on the heritage attributes will doom the project.”

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