Heritage Resources

This reading list was prepared for the Heritage Series for Realtors presented by the KW Association of Realtors and ACO North Waterloo Region, Fall 2014.

Online Resources

Canada’s Historic Places.  Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.  Second Edition.  www. historicplaces.ca, Ottawa, 2010.  The 300-page  “Bible” for heritage buildings repair and maintenance. Recommended by Chris Borgal.

Centre for Community Study. The Economic Value of Heritage Districts: how assessment growth in Heritage Conservation Districts compares with non-designated area in Hamilton. Urban Insights, 2012.

Galvin, Kayla Jonas & Shipley, Robert.  Heritage Districts Work – More Stories of Success.  Heritage Conservation District Study Phase 2, Summary Report.  Heritage Resources Centre, University of Waterloo, 2012.

Insurance Bureau of Canada.  Heritage Properties: Insuring the Living Past.   Toronto, 2012.

Kyles, Shannon.  Ontario Architecture. Illustrated compendium of building styles and building terms, compiled by Shannon Kyles, lecturer in Ontario and Western Architectural History at Mohawk College.

Kyles, Shannon.  In Praise of Older Windows.  [Video].  May 2014.

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Insurance and Heritage Properties. Toronto, August 2012.

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  Ontario Heritage Tool Kit. A guide to the regulations and procedures governing protection of heritage structures, districts and landscapes under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Preservation Green Lab. Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement.  National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, 2012.

Shipley, Robert. Heritage Designation and Property Values: is there an effect? International Journal of Heritage Studies, Vol. 6, Number 1, 2000.

Singbeil, Kelsey. Study of the Comparative Value of Heritage and Non-heritage Houses in Vancouver. Vancouver Heritage Foundation, 2005.

 

Sources of Advice

Architectural Conservancy Ontario.  Provincial charitable organization encouraging the conservation and re-use of structures, districts and landscapes of architectural, historic and cultural significance. Email: manager@arconserv.ca

ACO – North Waterloo Region.  One of 24 local branches of ACO Ontario, serving northern part of Region of Waterloo.  Email: aco.nwrb@gmail.com

ACO – Cambridge.  One of 24  ACO branches, serving Cambridge and North Dumfries Township. Facebook page.  Email: heritage.cambridge@gmail.com

Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.  Reliable professional advice about heritage conservation.

Cambridge Heritage Planning. City of Cambridge, 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge N1R 5W8. 519-740-4650 ext. 4580.  Senior Planner – Reurbanization Valerie Spring.  Information on grants, Cambridge’s Main Street and Blair Village Heritage Conservation Districts, and listed and designated heritage properties.

Kitchener Heritage Planning .  City of Kitchener, 200 King Street West, Kitchener N2G 4G7. 519-741-2200 ext. 7839.  Heritage Planners Leon Bensason and Michelle Drake.  Information on grants and tax refunds, Kitchener’s four Heritage Conservation Districts,  listed and designated heritage properties and Cultural Heritage Landscapes.

Waterloo Heritage Planning. City of Waterloo, 100 Regina Street, Waterloo N2J 4A8.  519-747-6068. Heritage Planner Michelle Lee.  Information about Waterloo’s designated heritage landmarks, MacGregor-Albert Heritage Conservation District, and Municipal Heritage Register of listed heritage properties.

Region of Waterloo Heritage Conservation Toolbox.  Information, policies and guidelines related to cultural heritage resource conservation in Waterloo Region. Heritage Planners Kate Hagerman and Lindsay Benjamin.

Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation. c/o Region of Waterloo, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, N2G 4J3.  Foundation Secretary. Information about grants for preservation, maintenance, conservation, restoration of designated heritage buildings.

Ontario Heritage Trust.  10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto M5C 1J3. Education, promotion and protection for Ontario’s heritage resources.   Ontario Heritage Act Register lists all designated properties in Ontario. Provincial Heritage Registrar Jim Leonard.

Heritage Resources Centre.  Source of education, research and support for heritage initiatives, based at University of Waterloo.  Manages Building Stories, an online interactive inventory for historic sites in Canada.

Preservation Works!  A project of ACO, providing preliminary expert advice on built heritage and conservation projects for a nominal fee.

 

 Books

OP indicates a book which is known to be out of print, but is likely to be available from second hand book dealers.

Adamson, Willard: The Gaiety of Gables, McClelland & Stewart, 1974. OP = Out of print, second hand copies only. May be read at Kitchener Public Library, Grace Schmidt Room.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.  80 for 80: Celebrating 80 Years of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.  ACO, Toronto, 2013.  May be purchased from  ACO North Waterloo Region or ACO Provincial office.

Cruickshank, Tom:  Old Ontario Houses, Firefly Books, 2000, revised 2009.  OP. May be borrowed from Waterloo Public Library or Kitchener Public Library

Blake, V.B. and Greenhill, Ralph.  Rural Ontario. University of Toronto Press, 1969.  OP. May be borrowed or read at Kitchener Public Library.

Blumenson, John. Ontario architecture: a guide to styles and building terms, 1784 to present. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto, 1990.  OP. May be borrowed or read at Kitchener Public Library.

Chapple, Nina Perkins: A heritage of stone : buildings of the Niagara Peninsula, Fergus and Elora, Guelph, Region of Waterloo, Cambridge, Paris, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough, Hamilton and St. Marys.  James Lorimer, 2006.  May be borrowed or read at Kitchener Public Library.

Dahms, Fred:  Beautiful Ontario Towns. James Lorimer & Co., 2001.  May be borrowed from Kitchener Public Library.

Dunn, Margaret.  Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake: a pictorial discovery. M. Dunn, 1995. OP.  May be borrowed from Kitchener Public Library.

Fram, Mark: Well-Preserved – The Ontario Heritage Foundation’s Manual of Principles and Practice for Architectural Conservation, Boston Mills Press, Erin Ontario, 3rd edition 2003.  OP. May be borrowed or read at Kitchener Public Library.

Gowans, Alan:  The Comfortable House – North American Suburban Architecture 1890-1930, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1986. OP

Gowans, Alan: Looking at Architecture in Canada, Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1958. OP

Greenhill, Ralph, Ken Macpherson, Doug Richardson:  Ontario Towns, Oberon Press, 1974. OP = Out of print, second hand copies only. May be read at Kitchener Public Library, Grace Schmidt Room.

Heritage Cambridge (now ACO Cambridge): Our heritage in stone : a helpful guide to an increased awareness of stone architecture in the Cambridge area.  Heritage Cambridge, 1978. OP. May be read at Kitchener Public Library, Grace Schmidt Room.

Heritage Preservation and National Parks Service. Caring for your historic house. Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. OP

Hutchins, Nigel: Restoring Houses of Brick & Stone, Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario, 1987. OP

Hutchins, Nigel: Restoring Old Houses, Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario, 1980. OP

Hutchins, Nigel: Restoring Wooden Houses. Firefly Books, Toronto, 1999.  OP.  May be borrowed from Kitchener Public Library

Humphreys, Barbara and Sykes, Meredith: The buildings of Canada : a guide to pre-20th-century styles in houses, churches and other structures.  Reader`s Digest, Montreal, 1974. OP.  May be read at Kitchener Public Library.

Kalman, Harold:  A Concise History of Canadian Architecture. Oxford University Press, Toronto, 2000. May be borrowed from Waterloo Public Library or Kitchener Public Library.

Kalman, Harold:  A History of Canadian Architecture. Vols. 1 and 2. Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1994. OP.  May be borrowed from Waterloo Public Library.

Macrea, Marion and  Adamson, Anthony: The Ancestral Roof: domestic architecture of Upper Canada.  Clarke, Irwin & Co., Toronto, Vancouver 1963. OP. May be read at KPL, Grace Schmidt Room.

McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary:  Homesteads: early buildings and families from Kingston to Toronto. University of Toronto Press, 1979.  OP.  May be borrowed or read at Kitchener Public Library.

Maitland, Leslie:  The Queen Anne Revival Style in Canadian Architecture, Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Minister of the Environment, Ottawa, 1990. OP. (May be read at Waterloo Public Library Reference)

Massey, James and Maxwell, Shirley. Arts & Crafts Design in America. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1998.

Mavor, Susan. Westmount: the tie that binds the twin cities: an illustrated history of Westmount`s 100 years. University of Waterloo Library, 2011.  May be purchased from University of Waterloo Bookstore.  May be read or borrowed from Kitchener Public Library and Waterloo Public Library.

Mika, Nick and Helma:  Splendid Heritage:  Historical Buildings of Ontario. Mika, Belleville, Ontario, 1992. OP.  May be borrowed or read at Waterloo Public Library or Kitchener Public Library.

Mikel, Robert:  Ontario House Styles. James Lorimer, 2004. May be borrowed or read at Kitchener Public Library.

Moffatt, Ruth: Stone Houses: stepping stones from the past. Boston Mills Press, Erin Ontario, 1984. OP. May be borrowed or read at Kitchener Public Library.

Rempel, John:  Building with Wood – and Other Aspects of Nineteenth-Century building in Ontario, University of Toronto Press, 1967.  OP. May be read at Kitchener Public Library, Grace Schmidt Room

Ritchie, T.  & Staff, NRC, Building Research Division: Canada Builds, Nation Research Council of Canada, 1967  OP.  May be borrowed from Kitchener Public Library.

Stokes, Peter John: Old Niagara on the Lake. University of Toronto Press, 1971. OP. May be read at Kitchener Public Library.

 

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