Seven municipally owned buildings in Timmins are now listed as being of heritage interest.
As chair of the museum board, which has its heritage committee, Councillor Michelle Boileau explains that eventually, the buildings could be preserved as heritage sites.
“By doing that, we are essentially indicating that we believe that there is heritage value or there are attributes of heritage value to the property, and we believe that they deserve to be fully investigated,” she told council this week.
Once heritage designation is in place, the property cannot be altered or demolished without council approval.
Boileau says being listed on the city’s heritage register means the owner must give 90 days notice before demolition. If not, it’s only two weeks, which isn’t long enough to apply for designation.
“We’ve seen this happen in recent history with the mine manager’s house,” she stated, “ where all of a sudden, the property owner wanted to demolish the building. The city was only given two weeks notice and we were all kind of scrambling that we were at a loss of any kind of measures to do anything about it.”
- McIntyre Headframe
- McIntyre Community Building
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- Municipal Building
- City of Timmins Engineering Building (old Post Office)
- Timmins Transit Terminal (old Railway Station)
- Timmins Senior Recreation Centre (H. R. Bielek Building)