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Notice of Intention to Designate Cultural Heritage: 16847 Heart Lake Road

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TAKE NOTICE that 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:


  •  16847 Heart Lake Road

The property is legally described as PIN: 14290-0054 (LT) – Part of Lot 8, Concession 3 EHS Caledon, designated as Parts 5, 6, 7 & 8 on Plan 43R­17948; subject to CA22210; Town of Caledon; Regional Municipality of Peel.

Historical Significance
The historical or associative value of this property is found in its direct association with two early Irish families in Caledon Township, John Davis and George Wilson. The property also has a direct association with a children’s summer outdoors camp that operated from 1946 to 1990.

The design or physical value of this property rests with the bank barn as it was reconfigured and enlarged in the 1870s-1880s; with the long laneway running from Heart Lake Road to the barn; and with two remnant camp cabins. The large size of the barn makes it a unique and representative example of a style, type, and construction method involving the reconfiguration of an older agricultural building or buildings to suit the changing needs of a family-owned farming operation. The evolution in its size, framing, openings, siding, and other elements is representative of the continuing adaptive reuse of an agricultural building, in this case, to a 1940s children’s camp dormitory and recreation hall, and to a wedding venue after 2006. The two camp cabins reflect the philosophy of the camp/ranch owners to provide a rustic adventure experience. The long laneway has existed since at least 1877 and is a good example of a traditional farm lane.

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Contextually, this property is important in defining, maintaining or supporting the rural agricultural character of this area. It is physically, functionally, visually, and historically linked to its surroundings as a 60 acre parcel of land within the original 100 acres of the farmstead.

Contact information

Please contact Heritage staff  for further information regarding the heritage attributes and cultural heritage value of this property.Any person may, within thirty days of the publication of this notice, serve the Clerk notice of his or her objection to the proposed designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, setting out the reason for the objection and all relevant facts.

By Email
Laura Hall,

Director Corporate Services/Town Clerk

 By mail, courier or personal delivery attention:
Laura Hall

Director, Corporate Services/Town Clerk

6311 Old Church Road

Caledon ON L7C 1J6

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