• Informal discussions with the Municipality – Explore options for developing your property. Consider outside expertise to help you during this phase.

  • Consult with the Community – Present your proposal to neighbours and the Municipality’s Heritage Advisory Committee. Modify accordingly.

  • Move forward with a formal HRA application – This requires reports from consultants (architects, engineers) and staff

  • Generate Legal Documents – The Legal Department of your Municipality will draft the HRA and the corresponding bylaw. The application may require a public hearing and council vote.

  • Enact the bylaw and notify the Land Titles Office – Once approved, the bylaw must be enacted and the municipality must register a notice on the property title and notify the provincial minister responsible for the Heritage Conservation Act

  • Obtain Building Permits and begin Construction