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Triple Crown Development Demolishes Former McLeod Farmhouse

Photo: May 2nd, 2018

As one of the farmhouses on the former McLeod property is being demolished by Triple Crown Development, residents became concerned about the other one that may have heritage significance. The house was built at around 1850 and there has been talk of saving and relocating it.

Not to go by hearsay, Town staff was contacted to find out the status of the second farmhouse.

Below is their reply:

Hi Mira,

At the very beginning of the process, Staff identified the original farmhouse as being of heritage significance and our expectation that it would be retained for re-use within the plan of subdivision. As part of their application for redevelopment, Triple Crown was required to retain a heritage expert to assess the cultural heritage value of the property and its buildings and provide  recommendations as to a) retention,

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Photo: May 2nd, 2018

b) relocation, c) salvage, or d) demolition of the structures .

As part of Triple Crown’s application, a cultural heritage impact assessment was submitted and reviewed by staff (the study is posted on our website at:  Staff identified concerns with the report, including but not limited to its lack of assessment and clear mitigation recommendations (i.e. for retention, relocation, salvage or demolition). We have met with the author of the study and the applicant and are awaiting submission of a revised study. Upon receipt of the full resubmission we will be posting that report on the website.

If you have any additional questions, please advise.


Mary T. Nordstrom, MCIP RPP
Senior Planner, Planning & Development
Community Services

Office: 905.584.2272 x.4223

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Photo: May 2nd, 2018

1 Comment »

  1. I don’t understand how one of the homes couldn’t be left behind to house trail maps, restrooms for pedestrians as well as history about or farmland and how the town was developed. After all they are or were heritage homes.
    Saddened resident

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