Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee

Minutes

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Virtual Meeting

Oakville Municipal Building

1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

 

 


 


Present (via Videoconference):

Drew Bucknall, Chair

Gerarda (Geri) Tino, Vice-Chair

Councillor Cathy Duddeck

Councillor Dave Gittings

Russell Buckland

Kerry Colborne

Robert Ferguson

George Gordon

Daniela Hampton-Davies

Susan Hobson

Brenda Sweeney

 

Staff (via Videoconference):

Diane Childs, Manager of Policy Planning and Heritage

Carolyn Van Sligtenhorst, Heritage Planner

 

Staff (in person):

Jill Marcovecchio, Council and Committee Coordinator

 


The items in these minutes are not necessarily in the order discussed.

 

1.

Regrets

 

There were no regrets.

 

 

2.

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

No declarations of pecuniary interest were declared.

 

 

3.

Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

 

 

Meeting of January 19, 2021

 

 

Moved by Councillor Duddeck

 

That the minutes of the Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee meeting of
January 19, 2021, be approved.

 

                                                                                                               CARRIED

 

 

4.

Discussion Item(s)

 

 

a.

Notice of intention to designate - Featherstone Parkette at 307 Ironside Drive

 

 

-           Report from Planning Services Department,
February 9, 2021

 

 

A separate staff report will be forwarded to the March 8, 2021 Planning and Development Council meeting for consideration.

 

Moved by Brenda Sweeney

 

That notice be issued under section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act of the intention to designate the Featherstone Parkette at 307 Ironside Drive.

 

                                                                                                               CARRIED

 

 

 

b.

Notice of amendment to By-law 2011-033 - 5 Bowbeer Road

 

 

-           Report from Planning Services Department,
February 9, 2021

 

 

A separate staff report will be forwarded to the March 8, 2021 Planning and Development Council meeting for consideration.

 

 

 

 

Moved by George Gordon

 

That notice be issued under subsection 30.1(3) of the Ontario Heritage Act to the owners of 5 Bowbeer Road of the proposed amendments under subsection 30.1(2) of the Ontario Heritage Act to By-law 2011-033.

 

                                                                                                               CARRIED

 

 

 

c.

Review of development application - 2507 Dundas Street West

 

 

-           Report from Planning Services Department,
February 9, 2021

 

 

The committee provided the following heritage related comments for consideration:

 

-       More evidence should be provided as to why the heritage house cannot be retained in situ;

-       Consider flipping the design of the commercial building so that the garage doors are at the other side of the building, away from the heritage house;

-       The transformer should not be in front of the heritage house and needs to be relocated;

-       There is insufficient space provided around the heritage house, especially on the northeast corner near the new commercial building;

-       There should be more landscaping and softening between the house and the new commercial building;

-       During restoration, there should be signage installed to let passersby know that the heritage house is being restored for future use;

-       Consider moving the garage doors to the rear of the new commercial building so that they are not so visible at the front;

-       The proposed development is totally inappropriate or the location and site and is more relevant for employment lands next to Highway 407;

-       The new commercial building divides the property as opposed to being a bridge that connects the new and the old;

-       Relocation of the heritage house should be a last resort and there’s not enough evidence that it was;

-       If the heritage house was retained in situ, an entry courtyard would be a great amenity on the west side of the house;

-       The new commercial building should echo the forms and materials of the heritage building – it should be distinguishable but also reference the heritage;

-       The proposed commercial building is not harmonious with the heritage building in form, design or use;

-       The heritage building has been treated as an after thought, as something that was in the way and needed to be moved;

-       The new commercial building is not sympathetic in style or function;

-       There will be a negative impact from shadows on the heritage house;

-       The heritage house has been isolated and has not been integrated into the new development;

-       The relocation of the heritage house is fine because it moves it closer to the other buildings and forms a heritage streetscape; and

-       Dundas Street is a highway and not a local street anymore so it will be difficult to make a pedestrian-friendly environment.

 

The development application for the property will continue to be processed by Planning Services staff, with consideration of comments related to heritage matters from both Heritage Oakville and Heritage Planning staff.

 

Moved by Councillor Duddeck

 

That the report “Review of development application – 2507 Dundas Street West”, dated February 9, 2021 from Planning Services, be received.

 

                                                                                                               CARRIED

 

 

5.

Information Item(s)

 

 

a.

Delegated Heritage Permits January - December 2020

 

 

Moved by Robert Ferguson

 

That the information item be received.

 

                                                                                                               CARRIED

 

 

6.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Oakville Municipal Building

Virtual Meeting - 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

7.

Adjournment

 

Moved by George Gordon

 

That this meeting be adjourned.

 

                                                                                                               CARRIED

 

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.m.