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Implementation measures

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  • Designate new heritage sites.
  • Protect the heritage areas of exceptional value shown on Map 2.6.1 by tightly controlling construction, renovation and demolition work. Depending on the area’s characteristics, by-laws on Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programs (SPAIP) will prescribe, for example:
    • Parcelling;
    • Building bulk and volume;
    • Treatment of facades that can be seen from public thoroughfares;
    • Landscaping.
  • Depending on the context, some characteristics of these areas could be governed by standards rather than evaluation criteria.
  • Protect the heritage areas of significant value shown on Map 2.6.1 by applying, depending on local conditions, standards on parcelling, building volume, landscaping and relevant architectural elements (for example, the shape and size of openings, projections and facade compositions).
  • Foster public awareness of the heritage value of significant urban settings indicated in Map 2.6.1.
  • Promote consideration of industrial heritage by documenting industrial complexes of interest in order to assess their preservation or improvement potential.
  • Undertake detailed planning for Mount Royal aimed at conserving and enhancing its built, institutional, natural, landscape and archaeological heritage (see Chapter 4).

Construction and renovation in areas of heritage value

Recognition of an area’s heritage value must not be considered an obstacle to construction and architectural innovation. Nonetheless, appropriate regulatory measures must control the insertion of new buildings into heritage areas to ensure they contribute to the area’s improvement and respect its overall character. Similarly, these measures must seek to conserve characteristic architectural elements when work is done on existing buildings.

Depending on the area’s characteristics, regulatory measures must primarily ensure preservation of the following characteristics:

  • Building layout and siting;
  • Cladding materials;
  • Type and location of building entrances;
  • Proportions of the openings (doors and windows);
  • Typical architectonic or volumetric elements such as balconies, stairs, cornices, roof shapes and modulation of facades;
  • Trees, shrubs and other vegetation that contributes to the overall landscape.
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