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Port Credit NEIGHBOURHOODS:
Old Port Credit Village Heritage District

STRENGTHENING THE GUIDELINES:  A neighbourhood meeting took place on April 5, 2012 at the PORT CREDIT LEGION, hosted by Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey
Click for the MEETING NOTICE.

This meeting was held to discuss enhancing the character of the Old Port Credit Village Heritage Conservation District (click to view 68p PDF of the OPCV Plan).  Image at right.

Residents heard a presentation by Jim Holmes from the Meadowvale Village Heritage District (click to view 19p PDF of the MVHD Plan).  Image at right.

Councillor George Carlson from Ward 11, Chair of the City's Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) spoke about the Design Guidelines for Historic Streetsville (click to view 23p PDF of the pamphlet).  Image at right.

Following the neighbourhood meeting, and as advised by Councillor Tovey, the TOPCA Executive approved the creation of a Committee to provide an immediate and recognized mechanism to comment on any new development applications in the Heritage District. The Resolution itself further explains the rationale:

RESOLUTION, April 9, 2012: That the TOPCA Executive establish an Old Port Credit Village Heritage District Committee, under the stewardship of a designated TOPCA Executive Member, in order to facilitate the deliberations of the Committee which would include:

- volunteer residents from the Heritage District;
- the Ward 1 Councillor;
- a representative from the City’s Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC): currently to be the Councillor;
- City staff from the Planning and Culture Depts. as necessary.

These deliberations will take place with the goals of:

- immediately providing a mechanism to formally comment to HAC about any new Heritage Permit applications in OPCV;
- recommending how the existing OPCV Heritage District Guidelines might be strengthened and the Planning By-law amended;
- establishing a formal OPCV Heritage Subcommittee which would report to and be sponsored by the HAC through a designated HAC member who lives in the Heritage District and would continue to serve on the OPCV Heritage Committee.

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ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH:  A member of the City's Heritage staff is trying to verify the story that before the first St. Mary Star of the Sea Church located at 11 Peter Street South (map) on Lakeshore Road West in Port Credit was built in 1880, there was a building on the site of the old church that got moved to make way for the new church. The present owner of the building which was allegedly moved from Lakeshore Road to Peter Street South would like to know!

See the March 2012 Newsletter: 'The Lighthouse' (p3) of the Mississauga South Historical Society for further details and contact information for any knowledge you may have.  Photo: St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church c1953.