The CWNA works to preserve our neighbourhood’s character while encouraging innovative and respectful approaches to heritage conservation. Because developers often propose to demolish or alter existing buildings, heritage preservation is strongly impacted by the development process.
The Heritage Committee monitors historical buildings and architectural landmarks in our community and works to preserve and mobilize our valuable heritage assets.
In recent years the CWNA has strongly advocated for the establishment of a Historic Yonge Street Heritage District, which the City approved in 2016. However, a group of developers and property owners has appealed the historic district designation to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. [More]
The Heritage Committee's activities include:
The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's TOBuilt database contains information on and images of buildings of historical interest in Toronto. You can do a text search for a building in our neighbourhood or peruse district maps, including the Church Yonge Corridor.
History of our Built Heritage
Heritage advocate Adam Wynne has compiled histories of many heritage properties in the neighbourhood. Check out the list of Heritage Property Nominations.