Main Street East HCD

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About the Study


Planning staff would like to announce that the Main Street East Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study has commenced. Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Stantec) will be leading the HCD Study, working closely with the Town and community to understand the history of the Main Street East and its cultural significant as well as its context within the Town of Grimsby.

An HCD Study for Main Street East is an important step in establishing the best way to recognize, maintain, and nurture Grimsby's distinctive quality and character. The HCD Study is the first phase of a two phase process. The purpose of the study phase is to identify and evaluate heritage resources including buildings, landscapes, and streetscapes in the Study Area in order to determine if the area holds cultural heritage value or interest as a cohesive district. The HCD Study report will recommend whether the study area, or parts of it, should be considered by Council for designation as an HCD under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

The HCD Study will examine the Study Area depicted below surrounding Main Street East as identified by the Town and depicted by the red boundary. The historic Main Street corridor was identified as a significant Cultural Heritage Landscape (CHL) in 2015. This was based on the presence of 19th and early 20th century commercial architecture that speaks to the prosperity of the tender fruit farming industry and the fertility of the land. Given this recognition at the west end of downtown, the study area was expanded east to capture the core of Main Street’s historical properties. The preliminary character areas depicted on the below Project Location map were determined by Stantec following the property inventory and PIC 1. As Stantec works through the draft study report, the analysis section (ie. building dates, architectural styles, building heights, building materials, setbacks) will be used to refine the character areas.

Working with Stantec, the Town is looking forward to engaging with the community to identify and understand places that hold heritage value for the community in order to provide the best tool to manage change into the future.


Completed:

We Want To Hear From You!

The Heritage Conservation District Study for Main Street East is well underway.

The current study phase is used to determine if the area, or part of the area, merits consideration as a Heritage Conservation District or if other planning tools should be considered. As part of the study, the consultant team is investigating the tangible and intangible heritage resources that exist in the Study Area. These types of resources can be built heritage resources (tangible), cultural heritage landscapes, important views, landmarks, gateways, pathways, oral history and traditions (intangible).

The data collected by the consultant teams will be used to determine and define the cultural heritage value or interest of the Main Street East Study Area, if any.

The best way to collect this type of data is through cultural mapping exercises and community engagement surveys.

We encourage members of the community to complete the following exercises between January 27th – February 28th!

1. Cultural Mapping

Cultural mapping asking residents to draw out known areas of cultural heritage interest such as local landmarks, notable heritage resources, important community gathering spaces, stories about the area and the people who lived there . The key prompting question often asked to residents during the mapping exercise is ‘What does this area mean to you?’.

The data collected from this survey will highlight areas of cultural heritage importance within the Study Area. This type of data provides insight into a resident’s perspective of their community and provides information to the consultant teams as they continue to evaluate the Study Area.

Please participate in the cultural mapping exercise using the following mapping tool: Grimsby HCD Public Consultation (arcgis.com)

The link will bring you to a map of the Study Area, where you will be prompted to “Accept the terms and conditions”. We welcome you to add pins to the map using the orange bullseye, all you need to do is click on the bullseye on the right side of your screen and then click the map where you would like to leave a comment, with your contact information. Please note the Study Area map is in draft form.

2. Community Survey

The following survey will ask questions about how you identify yourself in the community. You will be invited to highlight features that are significant to you, unique qualities to the area, and provide input into the study area.

We invite you to complete the following survey about the Main Street East - Heritage Conservation District Study.

The online survey can be completed by following this link, the questions will pop up immediately: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HG8RNM

Alternatively, the survey can be emailed to you or a copy can be picked up at town hall, please contact planning@grimsby.ca to request an alternative format.


About the Study


Planning staff would like to announce that the Main Street East Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study has commenced. Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Stantec) will be leading the HCD Study, working closely with the Town and community to understand the history of the Main Street East and its cultural significant as well as its context within the Town of Grimsby.

An HCD Study for Main Street East is an important step in establishing the best way to recognize, maintain, and nurture Grimsby's distinctive quality and character. The HCD Study is the first phase of a two phase process. The purpose of the study phase is to identify and evaluate heritage resources including buildings, landscapes, and streetscapes in the Study Area in order to determine if the area holds cultural heritage value or interest as a cohesive district. The HCD Study report will recommend whether the study area, or parts of it, should be considered by Council for designation as an HCD under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

The HCD Study will examine the Study Area depicted below surrounding Main Street East as identified by the Town and depicted by the red boundary. The historic Main Street corridor was identified as a significant Cultural Heritage Landscape (CHL) in 2015. This was based on the presence of 19th and early 20th century commercial architecture that speaks to the prosperity of the tender fruit farming industry and the fertility of the land. Given this recognition at the west end of downtown, the study area was expanded east to capture the core of Main Street’s historical properties. The preliminary character areas depicted on the below Project Location map were determined by Stantec following the property inventory and PIC 1. As Stantec works through the draft study report, the analysis section (ie. building dates, architectural styles, building heights, building materials, setbacks) will be used to refine the character areas.

Working with Stantec, the Town is looking forward to engaging with the community to identify and understand places that hold heritage value for the community in order to provide the best tool to manage change into the future.


Completed:

We Want To Hear From You!

The Heritage Conservation District Study for Main Street East is well underway.

The current study phase is used to determine if the area, or part of the area, merits consideration as a Heritage Conservation District or if other planning tools should be considered. As part of the study, the consultant team is investigating the tangible and intangible heritage resources that exist in the Study Area. These types of resources can be built heritage resources (tangible), cultural heritage landscapes, important views, landmarks, gateways, pathways, oral history and traditions (intangible).

The data collected by the consultant teams will be used to determine and define the cultural heritage value or interest of the Main Street East Study Area, if any.

The best way to collect this type of data is through cultural mapping exercises and community engagement surveys.

We encourage members of the community to complete the following exercises between January 27th – February 28th!

1. Cultural Mapping

Cultural mapping asking residents to draw out known areas of cultural heritage interest such as local landmarks, notable heritage resources, important community gathering spaces, stories about the area and the people who lived there . The key prompting question often asked to residents during the mapping exercise is ‘What does this area mean to you?’.

The data collected from this survey will highlight areas of cultural heritage importance within the Study Area. This type of data provides insight into a resident’s perspective of their community and provides information to the consultant teams as they continue to evaluate the Study Area.

Please participate in the cultural mapping exercise using the following mapping tool: Grimsby HCD Public Consultation (arcgis.com)

The link will bring you to a map of the Study Area, where you will be prompted to “Accept the terms and conditions”. We welcome you to add pins to the map using the orange bullseye, all you need to do is click on the bullseye on the right side of your screen and then click the map where you would like to leave a comment, with your contact information. Please note the Study Area map is in draft form.

2. Community Survey

The following survey will ask questions about how you identify yourself in the community. You will be invited to highlight features that are significant to you, unique qualities to the area, and provide input into the study area.

We invite you to complete the following survey about the Main Street East - Heritage Conservation District Study.

The online survey can be completed by following this link, the questions will pop up immediately: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HG8RNM

Alternatively, the survey can be emailed to you or a copy can be picked up at town hall, please contact planning@grimsby.ca to request an alternative format.

  • Public Information Centre #1

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    The first Public Information Centre for the Main Street East Heritage Conservation District Study is currently available on the Town of Grimsby YouTube page. If you were unable to attend the meeting on Wednesday, October 20th, please use the link below to view the meeting:

    https://youtu.be/oRz_j_mIDx0

    Please contact planning staff at Planning@grimsby.ca with any questions or comments you have in regards to the Public Information Centre.

    Public Information Centre #1 - PowerPoint

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