The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
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Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Area Study
The Heritage Conservation District (HCD) study was initiated by the City of St. Thomas and Stantec Consulting Ltd. The HCD study will identify and evaluate heritage buildings and landscapes within the downtown area to determine overall heritage character of the area. The goal of the study is to determine whether this area warrants designation under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.
What is a Heritage Conservation District?
An HCD is an area that is protected by a municipal by-law passed by the City of St. Thomas under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. An HCD provides a framework for protecting and conserving heritage resources by creating policies and guidelines to manage change and new development with the district. HCDs are not intended to stop all change or ‘freeze’ a place within a specific time period. Instead, they are an important community tool for balancing the ongoing needs for property maintenance and development while conserving the features that define St. Thomas’s history. Every HCD is unique and reflects the history and values of a community.
The St. Thomas HCD study is the first stage of a two phase process; it will identify elements of the community that define the historical, architectural, and urban character of the study area. The report will recommend whether the study area, or parts of it, should be designated as a Heritage Conservation District. If the findings determine that the area has merit, Council may choose to proceed with the second Phase. This involves preparing a plan and guidelines to manage change in the area. It is important to note that at this time, the City of St. Thomas and Stantec are only working on the first phase of the process; no policies or guidelines are created during this phase.
Where can I learn more?
Are you interested in learning more about HCDs? Here are some helpful links:
Further information can be obtained by visiting our Heritage Conservation District webpage.
Downtown St. Thomas HCD - Study Completion
Please see the project newsletter, which provides you with information on the study completion
Project Newsletter - April 2017 (comments are due no later than Friday, April 28th)
Public Information Session #2- February 8th, 2017
Please provide any comments you have by filling out the following questionnaire sheet below:
Public Meeting #2 - Questionnaire and Comment Sheet
Public Information Session #1- October 13th, 2016
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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