2021 CAHP Awards – Documentation & Planning – Award of Merit

Oakville Harbour Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy Implementation
(Oakville, ON)

Awarded to:

Elaine Eigl (Town of Oakville)

Susan Schappert (Town of Oakville)

David Deo (Common Bond Collective)

Ellen Kowalchuk (Common Bond Collective)

Tatum Taylor Chaubal (Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants)

Joshua Dent (Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants)

In 2014, the Town of Oakville adopted a Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy (CHLS) which provides a framework for the identification, evaluation and conservation of cultural heritage landscapes in Oakville. Oakville has been implementing its CHLS through completion of Research and Assessment Reports, Designation By-laws and Conservation Plans.

The Oakville Harbour Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy Implementation (Oakville Harbour CHL project) was commissioned by the Town of Oakville in May 2019 and completed by Common Bond Collective in November 2020. The project stages reflect the conservation decision-making process outlined in Parks Canada, Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada:

  1. Understanding – Research and Assessment Report (May – October 2019).
  2. Planning – Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest/ Designation By-law (October 2019 – January 2020).
  3. Intervening – Conservation Plan (January – November 2020).