Heritage New Tecumseth Advisory Board is recommending a list of eight
sites in Town be designated "Significant Properties," (Classification
No. 2) including two houses linked to the founding families of Alliston
The Fletcher House at 18 Fletcher Cres in Alliston, and the Nolan House
at 6787 4th Line in Tottenham, are among the new entries to the New
Tecumseth Heritage Registry which was established in 2009 with six
properties including the original Fletcher House, Beeton Town Hall, and
"The Gables" in Tottenham.
Properties identifed as "Significant" are not exempt from demolition or
alterations, and the municipality does not register that on title, as
it would on those sites "designated" under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Instead, the owner of a "Significant" property would have to provide 60
days notice when applying for a demolition permit. In "routine"
circumstances, a demolition permit is required to be processed within
"While properties identified as being significant do not benefit from
the same protection of those that are designated, the indentification
and inclusion of significant properties within a heritage register is
an important conservation tool for municipalities, especially in the
event of an owner making application for a demolition permit,"
according to a report to council on tonight's agenda. "This required
notice ensures that council has an opportunity to consider options with
respect to conservation for the property in question."