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Heritage Management Plan

This page was last reviewed on February 7, 2017.

The Village of Cumberland Council approved a Heritage Management Plan at the December 12, 2016 Council meeting.

Heritage Management Plan Volume 1

Heritage Management Plan Volume 2

Heritage Management Plan Volume 3

A Heritage Management Plan uses community input to create a vision and strategies for the conservation of a community’s heritage. The plan takes into account all of the features that a community thinks have heritage value. It will include a community heritage register and strategies and tools for protection and management.

The Village’s Heritage Commission has been working since spring 2016 to gather community input about Cumberland’s historical significance and the future of its heritage resources.

This includes:

  • November 8, 2016 Open House
  • April-May 2016 Heritage Survey
  • April 16, 2016 Open House and workshops

Heritage Management Plan – Share Your Opinion

Following the Open House, there is an opportunity to share your opinion about the draft Heritage Management Plan.

Read the open house handout

Review the draft Heritage Inventory list

Complete the questionnaire. Questionnaires are due back to planning@nullcumberland.ca by 4:30pm, Monday November 14.


Heritage Management Plan – Open House November 8, 2016

The Heritage Commission has been working on the Heritage Management Plan for ten months and now has a draft plan. The Open House will present the key findings of the draft plan, including the heritage inventory, heritage register, goals, strategies and tools developed for the conservation of heritage in Cumberland.

Residents will have the opportunity to comment on the plan and complete a short survey.

The Open House is 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday November 8, and is a drop-in format with no presentation. It will be held at Council Chambers, 2675 Dunsmuir Avenue, next to the Fire Hall.


Heritage Management Plan – Open House April 2016

The Village of Cumberland is inviting residents to share their vision about the future of Cumberland’s heritage at an open house on Saturday, April 16. Through the open house and an online questionnaire (available April 16 to May 31), the Village will begin to create a vision and strategies for the conservation of Cumberland’s heritage in a community heritage management plan.

Heritage Management Plan Open House
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Cumberland Council Chamber (next to the Fire Hall)

Workshop #1: 10 am to noon
Workshop #2: 1 pm to 3 pm

Residents will have the opportunity to identify features that they think have heritage value – including buildings, industrial sites, parks, cemeteries, landscapes, trails and community events. This information about the places, stories, history and vision that contributed to the heritage and character of Cumberland will be collected to help identify the community’s heritage values. Strategies and tools for the conservation of buildings and sites will also be reviewed.

View the open house brochure.

Online Questionnaire

Complete the online questionnaire between April 16 and May 31, 2016.


Background Information on the Heritage Master Plan

In 2016, the Village will develop a new Heritage Management Plan for the Village, which will include an inventory of heritage values and a community heritage register.

When completed, the heritage management plan will

  • provide an overarching policy framework to guide heritage conservation now and into the future
  • set out priorities for heritage conservation activities based on the identified heritage values and sites; including a conservation plan for Village owned assets (including municipal cemeteries) and the identification of tools to be utilized for the conservation of heritage values and sites on non-municipal property within the Village
  • set out goals and activities to reach those goals for year 1 and years 2-5

Find out more about heritage initiatives in the Village. Questions? Contact the Village planning department.

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