Resources on Heritage Conservation
You may download and copy these publications for non-profit use,
provided you do not make any changes or additions. Publications and
articles may be quoted; reference must be made to the Canadian
Register of Historic Places. All of the documents are
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Architecture of the Picturesque in Canada
This study by Janet Wright is one of a series of studies that
was prepared by Parks Canada on various architectural styles and
tastes that have influenced Canadian building of the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries. It was published in 1984.
Buildings of Canada
A guide to pre-20th century styles in houses, churches and other
structures. Published by Parks Canada in association with Reader's
Digest Association (Canada) Ltd. in 1974.
Building Resilience: Practical
Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in
Building Resilience offers conservation best practices, tools
and guidelines for sustainable operation and reuse of older
buildings to improve their environmental performance.
Canadian Register of Historic Places - Writing Statements of
This document comprises General Guidelines; Guidelines for
Heritage Districts; Guidelines for Archaeological Sites and Places
with an Archaeological Component. These guidelines provide
assistance to writers of Statements of Significance for sites being
listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Documentation Standards Handbook for the Canadian
Register of Historic Places - Canada's Historic Places,
This Handbook provides guidelines to Federal, Provincial and
Territorial Registrars, on how to meet the Canadian Register
Evaluation of Historic Buildings
booklet published by Parks Canada and prepared under the
sponsorship of the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings is
designed for those directly involved in classifying heritage
buildings and presents guidelines for the evaluation of historic
A Guide to working with the Federal Heritage
Buildings Review Office, 2009.
A guide to explain to custodian departments the nature of
heritage obligations under the Treasury Board Policy on Management
of Real Property, as well as the processes administered by FHBRO to
help ensure compliance.
Human Resources in
Canada's Built Heritage Sector: Mapping the Work Force and Setting
This report analyses the full range of professions, trades and
conservation specialists and administrators involved in the
heritage conservation sector and makes recommendations measures to
strengthen this sector.
Model Study Design For The Delimitation of Heritage Sectors in
Protected Areas and The Identification of Contributing
This is a guide to a methodology for identifying resources and
values in very large and complex historic districts developed in
the Pilot project for the identification and documentation of
contributing properties in heritage sectors. The full study
can be obtained from the Ministère de la Culture, des
Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec.
Principles for the
Governance of the Heritage Conservation Sector in Canada
Based on a review of recent research on governance, this study
examines the relationship of international charters and conventions
for heritage conservation to broadly recognized principles of
Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of
Historic Places in Canada. 2nd Edition. Parks Canada.
The Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic
Places in Canada provide a common benchmark to guide restoration
and rehabilitation of historic places, ensuring that heritage
values are preserved and that these historic places continue to be
useful resources in the life of a community.