Cultural Heritage Landscapes

A Cultural Heritage Landscape, as defined in the Ontario Provincial Policy Statement, can include:

  • buildings
  • structures
  • spaces
  • views
  • archaeological sites or natural elements that are valued together

Once an area is designated as a Cultural Heritage Landscape it is recognized in the Official Plan which in turn influences future development in Caledon.

Criteria for identification

To be designated a Cultural Heritage Landscape the following criteria must be met:

  • It must not have been altered or modified by humans
  • It must connect with major historic themes that have shaped the area, and
  • It must have historic significance.

Extensive research and oral history is conducted to determine the historic significance of an area.

Cultural Heritage Landscapes inventory

Review our inventory to learn where Cultural Heritage Landscapes are in Caledon: