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Notice of Proposed Amendment to Bylaw Number 87-355 to reflect the Cultural Heritage Value and Interest of 9 North St also known as the former Imperial Oil Building
November 25, 2014 -
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 intends to pass a Bylaw under the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18, to amend Bylaw No. 87-355 to update the Reasons for Designation for the property at 9 North St., known as the former Imperial Oil Building (Part Farm Lot A, Concession West of the Great Cataraqui River, Being Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 13R-20953, City of Kingston).
The property has cultural heritage value and interest through its physical/design value, historical/associative value, and contextual value. This property has design/physical value as a rare and representative example of an industrial building in the Inner Harbour area. Designed by William Newlands c.1908, (one of his few industrial commissions), the property's physical/design value is illustrated by: the structure's simple rectangular design with small one-storey extension; regular-course limestone walls; fenestration openings; very low-pitched gabled roof; and tall unadorned limestone chimney. The property has historical/associative value through its direct connections with Kingston's late 19th and early 20th century industrial and railway history, the Queen City Oil Company, Imperial Oil, and William Newlands (a well-known local architect). The property has contextual value because it is important in defining, maintaining and supporting the character of the Inner Harbour area, as it is one of the few remaining examples of a pre-WWI industrial building in this area. It is highly visible
from, and provides an historic backdrop to, both Douglas R. Fluhrer Park and the Cataraqui River north of the La Salle Causeway. The property is also visually, functionally and historically linked to its immediate area, including the Davis Dry Dock and the Woolen Mill.
Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner, Planning & Development Department at 613-546-4291, ext. 3233, or at email@example.com 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 25th day of November, 2014
John Bolognone, City Clerk
City of Kingston