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Friday, April 29, Automatic protection — are old buildings next? Picking up from last time… if we can — and do — have automatic protection for archaeological sites in Ontario, why not for other kinds of cultural heritage? In the context of our land use planning regime, archaeological sites receive instant legal protection from the moment of discovery, with the law compelling a strict process be followed to assess the site and determine its future.
Long-term protection, where that is warranted and feasible, will normally rely on other mechanisms — easements, zoning changes, public acquisition even designation, as with the First Parliament site in Toronto.
Outside the cultural heritage sphere, what might be gleaned from automatic protection in other areas? We also use AP approaches for aspects of our natural environment. Take trees for instance. The Municipal Act gives municipalities broad powers to prohibit or restrict the removal and injuring of trees.
Not selected trees, but all trees meeting a basic definition. There are a few exemptions, of course: We already have a comparable interim protection for heritage property formally listed under the OHA. The procedural requirements for listing may be fairly minimal compared to those for designation but this is still a selection-based as opposed to an automatic model.
If a ministry or prescribed public body has not evaluated a property in its care or control, and if that property contains a building or structure that is 40 or more years old, then the ministry or prescribed public body shall: The intention here is clearly to provide a big incentive for provincial owners to evaluate their holdings so as to avoid the onerous consent and other requirements of B.
This is nevertheless an example of an approach that provides automatic protection for buildings on an interim basis, where the protection is not time-limited as in 60 days but pending the carrying out of a formal evaluation.
Another interesting thing about the B. It is not, as in municipal listing and designation, the municipality, but the owner of the property. Looked at another way, the onus is on the owner to show why the protection of the property should not continue to apply. This suggests a variant on the ACO-inspired approach we looked at above.
How about a model that protects from demolition any year-old building unless and until the owner demonstrates the building has no cultural heritage value? I know, heady stuff! The point is that — from archaeology to Crown property to trees in Toronto — there are precedents and models to draw on should we want to pursue the idea of automatic protection of buildings.
I leave it to you, dear reader, to judge whether this would be good policy. The Private Tree By-law was adopted to preserve significant trees on private property in the City of Toronto, to assist in sustaining the urban forest in the City and to educate individuals with respect to tree protection measures and alternatives to tree injury and destruction.
See section of the Municipal Act.Despite the official efforts, many historic buildings and neighborhoods escaped protection. Many of the buildings built by European architects are seen as a reminder of the city's subjugation to. Preservation by Topic. Technical Preservation Services has compiled this index to assist users in finding the online and printed information that has been developed on the subjects of historic preservation, cultural landscapes, and the rehabilitation of historic buildings.
First of all, old building doesn’t mean at all deservable to be protected. It depends by different factors: historical importance, artistic and architectural relevance, and by the physical state of it.
And there are different kinds of meaning about protection: should this building (or ruins) be just protected from atmospherical agents?Or from public?
Condensation protection in old historic buildings Danfoss eating wwwdanosscom Application Humidity and room temperatures are critical factors in old historic buildings like churches, castles, manors, museums and wine cellars.
If the relative humidity gets too high it can be. Historic Preservation Laws -- At A Glance Federal Laws. The Antiquities Act of provides for the protection of historic, prehistoric, and scientific features located on federal lands.
It authorizes the President to designate as National Monuments historic and natural resources of national significance located on federally owned or controlled land.
By reusing existing buildings historic preservation is essentially a recycling program of 'historic' proportions. Existing buildings can often be energy efficient through their use of good ventilation, durable materials, and spatial relationships.
NFPA Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures;.