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Notice of Amendment - By-Law No. 8913

June 4, 2013 -

Notice of Amendment to By-Law No. 8913 to Reflect the Cultural Heritage Value and Interest of 610 Montreal St., also Known as the Depot School, Pursuant to The Provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act (R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18)

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kingston passed Amending By-law No. 2013-54 under the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18,  to amend By-law No. 8913 to update the Reasons for Designation for the property at 610 Montreal St., known as the Depot School, (Plan C-22 Lot 198 Pt Lots197 196 B119).

610 Montreal Street (Plan C-22 Lot 198 Pt Lots197 196 B119) is located at the corner of Montreal and Railway Streets in Kingston. The main building on this property, known as the Depot School, is of physical/design value for its high degree of craftsmanship and merit. This value is exhibited by the simple design of this rectangular limestone structure which was influenced by the c. 1860s Province of Canada guidelines for schools. This value is further supported by: the main building's symmetrical fenestration; front-gable roof; and more decorative elements found primarily on the building's façade, including round-arched 6/6 windows, verge brackets, and an original 6-panel wood door with a fanlight transom and an ornate ashlar hood mould. 610 Montreal St. is of historical/associative value because it has direct connections to Kingston's early school system, the City's railway history, a former community known as Grand Trunk village, and a well known local architect John Power. The contextual value of this property is derived from its prominent location at the intersection of two main traffic arteries, Montreal and Railway Streets. The property helps to define this intersection and its adjacent view planes. The Depot School's visibility is enabled by the open spaces surrounding the building.

Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from the Planning & Development  Department, Heritage & Urban Design Section at 613-546-4291, ext. 1844, or at heritage@cityofkingston.ca during regular business hours.

DATED at the City of Kingston
this 29th day of May, 2013

John Bolognone, City Clerk
City of Kingston