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 building located at 39 Pine Street North, in the Municipality of Port Hope 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, Section 29.
Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest
Central School is an early 20th century, Classical Revival, two-storey red brick school building, designed by prominent architects James Augustus Ellis and William Connery in 1911-12. It is an excellent example of scholastic architecture constructed in Ontario that displays a high degree of artistic merit and craftsmanship. The school 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 designed by some of the most highly regarded architects of the late 19th century. The building remained unaltered until 1967, when a gymnasium addition was added to the north elevation. Central School also has associative values as a former public school in use from 1912-2009.
Additional information relating to the full particulars of the reasons for designation are 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 17th day of April, 2017.
DATED at the Municipality of Port Hope this 7th day of March, 2017.
B. Gilmer, Municipal Clerk