140-158 Bronte Road, (Village of Bronte), Oakville

Dan Chalykoff Heritage Consultancy Project

Five historical houses, with a wonderful relationship to Twelve-Mile Creek, some of the last vestiges of the Village of Bronte, two of which were likely built by Dalton MacDonald, a local shipbuilder who built houses when he wasn’t building boats or bridges. Like Bronte itself, Dalton is a largely unsung hero.

With the remarkably generous backing of Andrew S. Bruce, a retired local architect, I was commissioned to prepare an opinion through a Heritage Evaluation Study, a Peer Review, and the provision of Expert Testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board. Formally, the case was not properly heard but this story may still end happily – the buildings remain standing with no demolition machinery yet in sight.