|Kelvingrove Apartments, Leaside, Toronto|
Where does this leave us? At the risk of oversimplifying:
- Planning for heritage property demands that every effort be made to reconcile different provincial policy directions; development and intensification can be accommodated while conserving a property’s heritage values
- Heritage designations must be respected in planning decisions
- Designated structures should not be demolished; the supposed benefits of replacement development do not justify exceptions to this general rule
Note 2: See “The OHA: What the courts have to say (part three) or… Port Dalhousie blues”, November 20, 2015.