Heritage Planning


Queen-Picton Heritage Conservation District 

Queen-Picton Heritage Conservation District Plan 1986

Approved Queen-Picton Heritage Conservation District Colours. For additional colour choices, please contact the Heritage Advisor. Painting the exterior of a designated building requires a Heritage Permit, unless the building is being repainted the same colour.  

The Municipal Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value and Interest

The Municipal Register of Cultural Heritage Properties is a list that the clerk of every local municipality is required to keep. It is an official list of properties of cultural heritage value in the community. The register must include all properties in the municipality which are designated under Part IV (individual designation) and Part V (district designation) of the Ontario Heritage Act. The list can also include non-designated properties of cultural heritage value and interest.

Archaeological Potential Areas

Municipal Heritage Permit Application

It is the policy of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Community & Development Services Department that all applicants must consult with the Heritage Advisor before submitting an application.  The following application must be completed;

Request for Municipal Heritage Committee Comments

If you would like to have the Committee's input on a proposed alteration to a designated property, please complete the following form and submit to Heritage Staff.


Heritage Restoration & Improvement Grant Program
Please note that applications are now being received for this program.  The deadline for submission is Friday May 3rd, 2019.

The Heritage Restoration and Improvement Grant Program provides financial incentive to owners of commercial, and residential properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.  The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake provides funding of up to 25% the cost of projects for the conservation, restoration and repair of heritage attributes.

Who can apply?

Owners of properties designated under Part IV or Part V (within the Queen-Picton Heritage Conservation District only ‘A’ & ‘B’ buildings), of the Ontario Heritage Act can apply.

What type of work is eligible for funding?

  • A professional Heritage Design Study (including drawings that specify significant architectural features to be restored, the nature & method of restoration, & materials to be used);
  • Works that conserve identified heritage attributes specified in the Designating By-law;
  • Works that conserve, renew or restore significant architectural features.

       What is the maximum grant amount?

Commercial / Industrial 

The maximum grant amount for eligible commercial and industrial properties is $7,500 per property or 25% of the costs of eligible works, whichever is less. The maximum allowable portion for a Heritage Design Study is $1,000 or 25% of the cost of the design study, whichever is less.

Residential Properties

The maximum grant amount for eligible residential properties is $5,000 per property or 25% of the costs of eligible works, whichever is less.  The maximum allowable portion for a heritage design study is $325 or 25% of the cost of the design study, whichever is less.

For more information, please review the following; 

Heritage Grant Process, 2019

Heritage Grant Application Form, 2019

Heritage Grant Agreement, 2019

For more information and/or to arrange for a pre-consultation meeting please contact;

Denise Horne
Planner II, Heritage Advisor, ext. 297