Picton Heritage Conservation District

Prince Edward County is rich in cultural heritage and that’s something in which our community takes great pride.   The buildings and landscapes that embody that heritage serve not only to remind us of our own history, but are also helping us to create our new future.   Our cultural heritage plays an important role in creating a “sense of place” in Picton and surrounding areas; this sense of place is helping to attract tourism and new investments to our little corner of the world.  The designation of Picton Main Street as a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) was intended to formally recognize and protect the area as a jewel in the heart of our community.  

There are different components to the HCD Plan, but its primary role is to ensure that heritage buildings, structures and landscapes are not destroyed or majorly altered in a way that diminish their value to the community.  The HCD Plan also introduced measures aimed at creating a visually appealing area that will, in turn, help to enhance that distinctive “sense of place.”  Given its ability to stimulate commercial activity and economic development, the cultural heritage of Picton Main Street is an asset to our entire community and it is, truly, in the interest of the County as a whole to preserve and enhance the area’s character.

Resources related to the HCD, including the application form and a Frequently Asked Questions document, can be found below.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the HCD, please contact The County's Planning Division - you can find their information on our Contact Us page.

Picton Heritage Conservation District Plan

HCD Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions

By-law 3286-2013 Picton Main Street Heritage Conservation District

Background Materials

Picton Heritage Conservation District Study

Picton Heritage Conservation District Study Map

Picton Heritage Conservation District Background & Issues Identification Report

HCD Public Opinion Survey - March 2013

Ontario Municipal Board Decision - April 27, 2015