65 Ward Street Update

print-logo February 06, 2019

UPDATED AS OF MARCH 13, 2019: Today, the Conservation Review Board (CRB) issued their final report with respect to the Notice of Intent to Designate 65 Ward Street (Former Hospital). The report can be viewed in its entirety below. Further information has been provided via a media release on March 15, 2019.

Conservation Review Board Report

CRB Notice of Public Hearing 
*Please note that the CRB does not video record these proceedings. 

CRB Direction Letter - January 10, 2019 

The Municipality of Port Hope has been notified by the Conservation Review Board (CRB) that a hearing has been scheduled for the property at 65 Ward Street on February 11, 12 and 13, 2019, starting at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall (56 Queen Street).

Three days have been set aside for this matter and the hearing is open to the public.

The issues to be addressed at the hearing are:

  • whether the property meets at least one of the designation criteria for determining cultural heritage value or interest that are set out in Ontario Regulation 9/06 under the Ontario Heritage Act; and

  • what are the boundaries of the property for the purposes of the designation and which built assets on the property are included as heritage attributes in the designation? 

Below are the reports that have been released by the Conservation Review Board from the Pre-hearing Conferences that took place on October 3 and November 20, 2018.

CRB Report #1

CRB Report #2

More information about the Conservation Review Board and the hearing process and procedure can be found at elto.gov.on.ca/tribunals/crb/about-the-crb/

At a Special Council meeting held on April 11, 2018, Council passed a motion directing the Municipal Clerk to publish a Notice of Intention to Designate the property municipally addressed as 65 Ward Street, as being of cultural heritage value or interest. During the 30-day notice period that followed, objections to the Notice were filed with the Clerk and, as such, the matter was turned over to the Conservation Review Board (CRB) to commence a formal hearing process. After the hearing process is complete, the CRB will make a recommendation back to Council and Council will then vote on the designation of the property.