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Wellington Heritage Conservation District

A Heritage Conservation District (HCD) designation is the best tool Ontario municipalities have for managing change in beneficial ways. The Picton Main Street area received HCD designation in 2013. The designation of a Heritage Conservation District in Wellington is currently in the works. 

There are different components to the HCD Plan, but its primary role is to ensure that heritage buildings, structures and landscapes are not destroyed or majorly altered in a way that diminish their value to the community. The HCD Plan will introduce measures aimed at creating a visually appealing area that will, in turn, help to enhance that distinctive “sense of place.” 

The Heritage Conservation Study for Wellington began in October 2019 and was approved by Council in May 2021. Heritage planning consultants Bray Heritage led the study to assess whether Wellington meets the requirements of an HCD designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. The consultants worked closely with the County for the Study and conducted interviews with an advisory committee, municipal staff, members of Council, the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee, and multiple residents.

Currently, the consultants are working on developing Design Guidelines for the Wellington Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Resources related to the HCD can be found below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the HCD, please contact:

Michael Michaud
Manager of Planning, Department of Development Services
613.476.2148 extension 2025 

HCD Plan