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Notice of proposed amendment to Bylaw Number 87-179 to reflect the cultural heritage value and Interest of 826 Princess St

February 28, 2017 -

Also known as Ashton (the CNIB building), 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 the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18, to amend Bylaw No. 87-179 to update the reasons for designation for the property at 826 Princess St., known as Ashton (Part Farm Lot 21, Concession 1, Being Part 1 on Reference Plan 13R-8079, City of Kingston) and to delete any reference to 800 Princess St.

Ashton is a representative example of a Neoclassical villa, a style and type of generously sized homes popular in Canada between 1820 and 1860. It includes many features typical of the style, including stone construction, low-pitched roof with deep eaves, classical detailing, symmetrical façade and a fanlight with sidelights. Ashton is associated with the mid-19th century development of the Williamsville area and is associated with five generations of the Metcalfe family who lived there from 1841 to 1964.

Ashton has been attributed to government architect George Browne, who produced many private commissions during the three years (1841-43) he was in Kingston.

Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from Ryan Leary, senior heritage planner, planning, building & licensing services at 613-546-4291, ext. 3233, or at rleary@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 28th day of February, 2017                                                       

John Bolognone, city clerk
City of Kingston