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715 Bush Street, Belfountain

Posted on Wednesday June 14, 2017

**UPDATE: TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon has passed a by-law to designate the following property as being of cultural heritage value or interest under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18:

715 Bush Street, Belfountain (map)

                                                                                                                                 

TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon intends to designate the following property as being of cultural heritage value or interest under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18:

715 Bush Street, Belfountain (map)

PIN: 14267-0044 (LT) – Part Lot 10, Concession 5 WHS (Caledon); Part Lot 3, West Side of Main Street, Plan CAL2 (Caledon), Parts 1 and 2, Plan 43R-16857; Town of Caledon, in the Regional Municipality of Peel

The property at 715 Bush Street in the village of Belfountain contains a 1½ storey, Gothic Revival style dwelling likely built in the late 1880s for Mary and Henry Willis. It originally faced east onto Main Street north of the Belfountain Village Church, and was relocated to its present site after being purchased by local schoolteacher John Drury and his wife Catherine McTaggart in 1905. The dwelling is made exceptional by the artistic merit of two features added by Drury: the Eastlake style verandah and the pressed metal (stamped tin) cladding of the kitchen interior. The property also contains a small scale timber frame outbuilding built as an urban driveshed/barn with stabling, now remodeled for residential use With its section of rubblestone fence and several mature yard and street trees, this property just east of Belfountain’s historic downtown core is a picturesque component of Bush Street.

Further information regarding the heritage attributes and designation of this property is available in the Heritage Resource Office at the Town of Caledon Town Hall.

Any person may, within thirty days of the publication of this notice, send by registered mail or deliver to the Clerk notice of his or her objection to the proposed designation, together with a statement of the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts.  If a notice of objection is received, the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon will refer the matter to the Conservation Review Board for a hearing and report.