Note: On November 16, 2022, City Council approved a Resolution to extend the appointed citizen membership of the current Brampton Heritage Board until successors are appointed by City Council. Regional Councillor Vicente was also confirmed as the appointed Member of Council liaison.
The mission of the Brampton Heritage Board is to advise City Council on the identification, conservation and promotion of resources that are identified as being of cultural heritage value or interest. These resources include buildings, sites, certain streetscapes and districts, cemeteries, cultural landscapes and any other real property that can be designated under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Brampton Heritage Board activities are guided by the goals, objectives and policies of Brampton's Strategic Plan, and by cultural heritage policies as outlined in the Official Plan and the Ontario Heritage Act.
The Brampton Heritage Board shall:
1. advise City Council within its capacity as a municipal heritage committee under the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act,
2. recommend to City Council properties for designation under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act;
3. recommend to City Council properties for listing within the Municipal Register of Cultural Heritage Resources;
4. make recommendations to City Council on the potential heritage impacts pertaining to heritage permit
applications under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act;
5. advise City Council on the potential heritage impacts pertaining to land use planning initiatives, proposed plans of subdivision, demolition permits, site plan approvals, environmental assessments, heritage impact assessments, public works, and the like, where any known or potentially significant cultural heritage resource may be present;
6. advise City Council on the identification, evaluation and conservation of built heritage properties, landscapes, districts and areas;
7. advise City Council on current heritage conservation legislation as well as available funding sources;
8. assist City Council in the preparation of municipal by-laws and policies to conserve heritage properties and areas;
9. advise City Council in the preparation of criteria and approval of applications submitted for financial incentives to assist with the care and conservation of resources designated under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act;
10. work with City staff to implement City Council approved programs and activities within the Heritage Program;
11. work with the public to increase public awareness and knowledge of heritage conservation issues related to cultural heritage.
No fewer than five and no more than 17 members. One member of City Council sits on the Board.
Current Board Members (2022-2026 term):
Regional Councillor Paul Vicente
Term of Office:
Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 14, 2026, or until successors are appointed
Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
City Clerk’s Office
- Reimbursement for any expenses incurred
- Mileage is paid at the City of Brampton corporate rate when the members are required to travel on Board business
Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Co-ordinator