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Heritage Consultant | Ontario, Canada | Heritage Evaluation Studies (H.E.S.)

What I Do & How Much It Costs

Heritage Evaluation Studies (H.E.S.)

Heritage Evaluation Studies ask two questions: Does the subject property have cultural heritage value? And, if so, Why? Following the criteria set out in Ontario Regulation 9/06, Studies examine the contextual, historical/associative, and design/physical significance of a property. How does the building fit into its neighbourhood? Is it a unique or expected building type for its area? Who built the buildings and who used or occupied them? Were the designer, the builder, or the occupants of historical interest or were any of them associated with significant movements, places, or events? Finally, is the design unique or conventional within its period and place? Is the construction or materiality of the building of special significance or value?

These are the sorts of questions posed and responded to in a Heritage Evaluation Study. Ultimately an H.E.S. concludes with a summary and recommendation to the planning authority for treatment of the resource under the Act i.e., should the property be left on the Register, designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, or be included as part of a Part V Heritage District?

Work is performed hourly and usually requires between $3,200 – $4,500 in fees + disbursements (typically less than $500) + HST. Time required from client authorization is usually 4-6 weeks.

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