Old East Heritage Conservation District Study
The Old East Heritage Conservation District Study was undertaken on behalf of the City of London to review the area known as Old East London. Phase 1 of the Study was initiated in 2004, and determined that the Old East area met the appropriate criteria for a Heritage Conservation District. Three public meetings were held during that process, and questionnaires were made available at various times, which found strong support for heritage designation from the residents who attended or provided input. As a result of the study findings and community support, London City Council approved the undertaking of Phase 2 of the Heritage Conservation District Study to prepare the Heritage Conservation District Plan and Design Guidelines for Old East. Draft versions of the Plan and Guidelines were presented at a public meeting in September 2005. Feedback from the public, the LACH
and other parties was incorporated into the final version of both documents on-line and in hard copy. Copies of the Plan and Conservation Guidelines are available for examination at the Planning Department and at the Carson Branch library.
Based on the consistency of architectural and streetscape characteristics, combined with the historical patterns of development, the recommended heritage district boundary encompasses the vast majority of residential development bounded by Quebec Street to the east, Queens Avenue to the south, Elias Street to the north and dwellings east of Adelaide Street excluding those fronting onto Adelaide Street. In addition, one block of residences fronting on Central Avenue is also included due to its architectural and historic consistency with the remainder of the area.
Report and Documents
The following draft Plan and Guidelines documents are pdf files. To view you'll need Acrobat Reader - this software is available free of charge and can be downloaded from the Adobe Website site.
The Old East Heritage Conservation District Plan is intended to assist in the protection and conservation of the unique heritage attributes and character of the Old East Village area, identified during Phase 1 of the Old East Heritage Conservation District Study (OEHCDS). That report provided the historical and architectural rationale for heritage district designation according to the policies of the City of London Official Plan and the Ontario Heritage Act.
The purpose of the Old East Heritage Conservation District Guidelines is to establish a framework by which the heritage assets of Old East can be protected, managed and enhanced as the community evolves and changes over time. It will provide residents and property owners with clear guidance regarding appropriate conservation, restoration and alteration activities in the neighbourhood.
The Old East Heritage Conservation District Study was undertaken on behalf of the City of London to review the area known as Old East London. The City of London has identified a number of older areas within the City for potential consideration as heritage conservation districts. To date, two areas in London have been designated as Heritage Conservation Areas: East Woodfield and Bishop Hellmuth. The impetus for studying Old East's potential as the next Heritage District was an outgrowth of prioritization, recommendations in recent studies and substantial support by local property owners and tenants. The study, considered as Phase 1 of the overall process, was completed in 2004.
To obtain addition information relating to the study please contact or , Heritage Planners for the City of London at 519.661.4980.