2020 Ontario Heritage Conference

May 28-30, 2020 ~ Markham, ON  

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Here are some of the interesting topics we are currently working on as part of the 2020 Conference Program:

  • Navigating the Changes to the Ontario Heritage Act
  • LPAT Here we Come!
  • Development on Steroids – Appropriate Mixed Use Infill in a Heritage District
  • Additions to Heritage Buildings – Why are they sol Challenging?
  • Convincing Council why Heritage Matters
  • Protecting Heritage Resources When No One is Home
  • Historic Monuments – When Good Monuments Go Bad
  • Why Don’t They Like Us – Can we make Heritage relevant to our ever                     changing society?
  • What to do when God leaves the Building – Adaptive Re-use of Places of               Worship
  • Everything Old is New Again – Adaptive Re-use of Heritage Buildings
  • Buildings on the Move – Relocating Cultural Heritage Resources
  • What to do once the cows have left the Barn
  • That Building Has Style
  • Using Emerging Technology for Heritage Administration and Interpretation
  • It’s Gotta Come Down! Combating Demolition due to Structural Issues

Check back in early 2020 to discover more details.



This conference is an initiative by Community Heritage Ontario to provide information, education, points of view and opinions to maintain and enhance the competence of and inspire individuals working in the heritage field, whether professionals or volunteers.  The presentations and sessions during this conference do not, however, represent or embody any official positions of or statements by Community Heritage Ontario, or its directors and officers, except where this is specifically indicated.  The participants at this conference acknowledge and agree that Community Heritage Ontario does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of any verbal or written presentations by third parties.  In addition, the presentations and sessions at this conference do not attempt to set forth definitive methods or standards or provide legal advice.  Any materials provided are intended to be used thoughtfully by participants, as nothing presented at this conference relieves participants of their responsibility to consider the content in the light of their own judgment and experience.