Colonial Acres – Cultural Heritage

The following are exerts from the DRAFT Cultural Heritage landscape Inventory Report prepared for the City of Waterloo by Archaeological Research Associates (ARA) Limited and presented to Council on Monday March 25, 2019.

According to the staff report “Information provided in the inventory will help Council identify and prioritize areas that require further study, and areas that would benefit from specific conservation measures, both of which would be subject to additional stakeholder consultation and Council approval”.

Staff further say that “Cultural Heritage Landscapes are defined in the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), a planning document that provides policy direction on matters of Provincial interest related to land use planning and development. It describes a Cultural Heritage Landscape as “means a defined geographical area that may have been modified by human activity and is identified as having cultural heritage value or interest by a community, including an Aboriginal community. The area may involve features such as structures, spaces, archaeological sites or natural elements that are valued together for their interrelationship, meaning or association.”

The entire report is located starting at page 131 of the City Council packet which can be downloaded at the following link: https://events.waterloo.ca/meetings/Detail/2019-03-25-1500-Council-Meeting/8068fe45-826b-4222-a75c-aa1700f595cd

Comments on the report are welcomed and can be submitted through the following link: https://www.engagewr.ca/landscapes-as-part-of-our-cultural-heritage