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Sandy Hill Heritage Conservation District Study Phase II

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Sandy Hill Heritage Conservation District Study Phase II

Final Approval

City Council at its meeting of Wednesday, September 26, 2018, passed two by-laws to designate the Russell Avenue-Range Road and the Besserer-Wurtemburg Heritage Conservation Districts and their associated Heritage Conservation District Plans.

Next Steps

Section 41 (4) of the Ontario Heritage Act establishes that any person who wishes to object to the passing of either by-law noted above, may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) by submitting their objection in writing, outlining the reasons for appeal and any other relevant information to the City Clerk. Such objection must be received by the City Clerk within 30 days of the publication of the notice of passage (by Monday October 29, 2018).  The LPAT has established a filing fee of $300.00. A cheque or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance must accompany the appeal letter.

If you would like a copy of the plan in English, please contact MacKenzie Kimm. The final plan, in French and English will be posted on the City of Ottawa website after the expiration of the appeal period. If appeals are received, the plan will be posted after the appeals are heard.

Should you require further information, please contact MacKenzie Kimm, Heritage Planner, Heritage and Urban Design Services, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development, directly at 613-580-2424, extension 15203.


The City of Ottawa started Phase II of the Sandy Hill Heritage Study in June 2016. This project included the review of three new areas in Sandy Hill for potential designation as heritage conservation districts.  A public open house was held on June 21, 2016 to introduce the project. The areas included were:

  • Russell Avenue, Chapel Street, Blackburn Avenue, Marlborough Avenue and Range Road between Laurier Avenue and Osgoode Street
  • Besserer Street and Daly Avenue from Charlotte Street to east of Wurtemburg Street 

City staff and our heritage consultant then reviewed and evaluated the area under consideration for designation and drafted heritage conservation district plans. As a result of the review, the proposed heritage conservation district area was expanded to include Goulburn Avenue between Laurier Avenue and Osgoode Street. 

Potential Heritage Conservation Districts [ PDF 471 KB ]

In June 2017, a second open house was held to present the draft heritage conservation district plans, at which property owners within the boundaries were invited to comment on the cultural heritage value of the areas and ask questions about the proposed district plans. Following this 2017 open house, staff organized two meetings with interested representatives from the community to undertake a detailed review of the district plans.

The Built Heritage Sub-Committee at their meeting on August 2, 2018 considered the proposed HCD Plans . They were then considered by the Planning Committee on August 28, 2018, and by City Council at their meeting on September 12, 2018.

For further information, contact:

MacKenzie Kimm, M.Sc. M.U.P
Heritage Planner, Heritage and Urban Design Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development 
City of Ottawa
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 15203