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Notice of Intention to pass a bylaw to designate 305-323 Rideau St., also known as the Bailey Broom Factory, to be of cultural heritage value and interest

February 3, 2015 -

Pursuant to the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act (R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18)

Take notice that the council of the Corporation of the City of Kingston intends to pass a bylaw under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18, to designate the lands at 305-323 Rideau St., (Part of Lot 13 RP B3, now Part 2, Plan 13R-20924, City of Kingston, also known as the Bailey Broom Factory, to be of cultural heritage value and interest.

305-323 Rideau St., known as the Bailey Broom Factory, (Part of Lot 13 RP B3, now Part 2, Plan 13R-20924, City of Kingston, is of cultural heritage value and interest because of the physical/design value of the office section of the Bailey Broom Factory building which is a representative example of Queen Anne Revival style as applied to a commercial storefront.

The property has historical value through its association with the Bailey Broom Company, a local broom manufacturing company founded in 1903, and operated until 1923, which added the office and concrete sections c. 1910-11. In addition, the office section was designed by W. Newlands & Son, Architects, c. 1910-11, exhibiting features typical of Newlands' work and is an example of his work in a modest, industrial/commercial setting.

This property has contextual value in that it supports the character of the industrial area between Rideau Street and the Cataraqui River. Because of its location, it acts as a visual and geographical gateway to the area, and other former industrial buildings including the former Cotton Mill and the former National Grocers Building.

Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from Shirley Bailey, planning, building and licensing services at 613-546-4291, ext. 3253, or at sbailey@cityofkingston.ca during regular business hours.

Any notice of objection, setting out the reason for objection and all relevant facts, must be served upon the city clerk within 30 days of the first publication of this notice.

Dated at the City of Kingston
this 3rd day of February, 2015

John Bolognone, city clerk
City of Kingston