Downtown Whitby Heritage Conservation District Study



Downtown Whitby includes the largest number of significant heritage buildings in the Municipality.  These include residential dwellings, commercial and institutional structures.

Heritage district designation in Downtown Whitby would provide the community with an important tool for ensuring the integrity and sustainability of the area's unique cultural resources.

The intent of a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan is to manage and guide future change in Downtown Whitby, through adoption of the plan with policies and design guidelines, which together seek to conserve, protect, and enhance the area's special character.

The study is conducted in two phases:

Phase One - To examine the heritage significance of properties across the Downtown Whitby Study Area and determine if the designation of a Heritage Conservation District within this area is warranted, desirable, and supported by the community.

Phase Two - If Council decides to proceed with the designation process, an HCD Plan must be prepared, pursuant to Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act for lands that are within the HCD area. 

*The Town is currently conducting Phase One of the Study.


Phase 1 - FINAL Recommendation Report

Werden's Plan Neighbourhood District