How matters come before the CRB

Matters come before the Conservation Review Board under the following sections of the Ontario Heritage Act:

1. Municipal Designations (s.29 (5))

If the property owner or any member of the public objects to the proposed designation of a property considered to have cultural heritage value or interest of municipal significance, they must do so in writing to the municipal clerk of the municipality where the property is located, within 30 days of publication of the Notice of Intention to Designate. The matter will then be referred to the Board to commence its formal hearing process.

2. Provincial Designations (s.34.6 (4))

If the property owner or any member of the public objects to the designation of a property considered to have cultural heritage value or interest of provincial significance, they must do so in writing to the Minister of Culture, within 30 days of publication of the Notice of Intention to Designate. The matter will then be referred to the Board to commence its formal hearing process.

3. Alterations to Designated Property (s.33, (6))

If a municipal council, or the Minister of Culture, whichever has jurisdiction, refuses an application to allow alterations to a designated property, or adds terms and conditions to allow any alterations, the property owner can object and have the matter referred to the Board to commence its formal hearing process.

4. Repeal of Designating Bylaw (s.31. (5); s.32. (4); 34.8(4); 34.9(5))

If a municipal council, or the Minister of Culture, whichever has jurisdiction, wants to repeal an existing designating bylaw, anyone can object and the matter can be referred to the Board to commence its formal hearing process.

If the property owner requests a repeal of an existing designating bylaw and council, or the Minister of Culture, whichever has jurisdiction, refuses, the owner can have the matter referred to the Board to commence its formal hearing process.

5. Archaeological Licensing (49. (4))

If the Minister of Culture refuses to issue or renew, or proposes to suspend or revoke, an archaeological licence, the matter can be referred to the Board to commence its formal hearing process.

6. Designation of Archaeological Resources (s.52 to s.55)

An objection to the decision of the Minister of Culture to designate, or not to repeal designation, of a property of archaeological or historical significance, can be referred to the Board to commence its formal hearing process.