NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DESIGNATE
PURSUANT TO THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT, R.S.O. 1990
TAKE NOTICE that the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Port Hope intends to
designate the following buildings as a property of cultural heritage value for architectural and/or historical
value or interest, pursuant to the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18, Part IV,
65 Ward Street, known as the former Port Hope Hospital, the Original Hospital, and Power House:
Lots 21-31 Smith Estate Plan Port Hope, save and except Lots 21-25 (municipally known as 20 Hope Street)
which are not included in this designation.
The subject property municipally addressed as 65 Ward Street is located on the south side of Ward Street,
bounded by Princess Street to the west and Hope Street South to the east in the Urban Area of the Municipality
of Port Hope. The property has a lot area of 1.14 ha (2.82 acres) with 91.54 metres (300.35 feet) of frontage on
Ward Street and a front yard setback of 11.36 metres (37.27 feet). Three buildings on the property, notably the
former Port Hope Hospital, the Original Hospital, and Power House are built heritage resources of significant
cultural heritage value or interest and will be designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest
65 WARD STREET, PORT HOPE HOSPITAL, 1915, ADDITION 1921
The Cultural Heritage Value of the Port Hope Hospital as laid out in Regulation 9/06 of the Ontario Heritage
Act is evident in its design value, historical associations, and contextual value. The Port Hope Hospital is a fine
representative example of the Classical Revival style. The building displays a high degree of craftsmanship and
artistic merit. The brickwork displays masonry skill including brick quoins, arches, corbelled brick detail, and
brick voussoirs. The windows and entrances are fine examples of craftsman skill, particularly the Palladian style
The building was the first purpose-built Hospital in Port Hope, and at the time, a major recuperative centre
for wounded Veterans of WWI. Constructed in the early 20th century, the Port Hope Hospital was designed
by prominent architects, James Augustus Ellis and his son, C. Howard Ellis in 1915, with a later addition
designed by Ellis & Ellis in 1921. The building design demonstrates the ideas of an established architect who
had designed numerous schools during the previous twenty years including the Port Hope High School in
1896 located at the corner of Pine and Bedford Streets, and Central School on Pine Street North in 1911-12.
The building has associative values as a former hospital in use from 1915 which was later adapted for use as
a nursing home. The building has contextual value and contributes to the character of the area. Additionally,
it is historically linked to the surrounding neighbourhood of which there are a number of historically and
architecturally significant buildings.
65 WARD STREET, PORT HOPE HOSPITAL POWER HOUSE, 1915
The Cultural Heritage Value of the Port Hope Hospital Power House is evident in its design value, historical
associations, and contextual value. The main hospital building is a fine representative example of the Classical
Revival style. The Power House was designed in the same Classical Revival style as the main building and
displays the same high degree of craftsmanship and artistic merit. The brickwork displays masonry skill including
detailed brick quoins, and elegant brick arched openings. The windows and entrance are fine examples of
craftsman skill, and include a Palladian style transom window over the double doors of the main entrance.
PORT HOPE HOSPITAL, C. 1865
The original Port Hope Hospital is a fine representative example of a nineteenth century Italianate style
residence. The red-brick, three bay, two storey house displays a high degree of craftsmanship. The building
has associative values as a former hospital in use from 1913-1916 which was later adapted and used as
part of a nursing home complex. The building has contextual value and contributes to the character of the
area. Additionally, it is historically linked to the surrounding neighbourhood of which there are a number of
historically and architecturally significant buildings.
Additional information relating to the full particulars of the reasons for designation is available in the
Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall at 56 Queen Street, Port Hope.
NOTICE of Objection to the proposed designation, together with a statement of the reasons for the objection
and all relevant facts may be served on the Municipal Clerk before the 21st day of May, 2018.
DATED at the Municipality of Port Hope this 19th day of April, 2018.
B. Gilmer, Municipal Clerk