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Planning, Property & Development

De-listing a Historical Resource

Resources that are not on the List of Historical Resources nor on the Nominated List may be demolished or altered without approvals from the Heritage unit. Other City of Winnipeg permits and approvals may be required.

How do resources become de-listed?

Resources become de-listed in the following ways:

  • Owner-initiated
    • Upon payment of a fee, an owner may apply to the Heritage Planner for a listed resource or a listed element to be removed from the List or for the listing to be modified.
  • Director-initiated
    • The Director of the Planning, Property and Development Department may apply for a listing to be modified or a listed resource to be removed from the List but may do so only if:
      • The resource is damaged or destroyed to the point where it no longer embodies heritage values sufficient to justify its continued inclusion on the List; or
      • The resource poses a health or safety hazard.

Decision making process for determining heritage status (City of Winnipeg By-law 55/2014)

The De-listing Process

In making a recommendation on whether a resource should be added to the List, the HBRC considers:

  • Heritage Values (does it still embody architectural & historic significance?)
    • AGE - Its importance in illustrating or interpreting the history of the city or a neighbourhood
    • PERSON - It association with important individuals, groups, or events
    • CONTEXT - Its illustration of the architectural or design history of the city
    • STYLE - Its embodiment of distinct or unusual architectural or design characteristics or a particular style or method of construction
    • LOCATION - Its location in an area of historical or architectural interest
    • INTACTNESS - Its historical or architectural integrity
  • Character Defining Elements (should these still be protected under the Listing)
    • Can be an element of a building or of a landscape
    • Can be on the exterior or interior of a building
    • Some examples include: stone façade, metal cornice, pressed tin ceiling, etc.

In determining whether a resource should be added to the List, the Standing Policy Committee on Property & Development, Heritage and Downtown Development SPC PDHDD considers:

  • HBRC's Recommendation
    • The architectural or historic significance of the resource in the heritage values it embodies
  • Economic Viability (presented by the owner via written submission or in delegation)
    • The condition of the resource
    • The costs of the continued repair and maintenance of the resource
    • The importance and value derived from the conservation or continued conservation of the resource
    • Efforts that have been made by the owner to date to conserve the resource
    • The merits of alternative proposals for the resource or the site on which it is located, other than conserving the resource by adding it to the List
Last update: November 22, 2022

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