Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC)
The Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC) is a municipally appointed advisory committee which advises City Council on the conservation of our built heritage.
This committee, under jurisdiction of the Ontario Heritage Act 1974, assists in addressing all relevant heritage related issues which have an immediate impact on our community. The purpose of this advisory committee is to broaden the scope of information which goes into the decision making process, and act as a liaison between the community and the locally elected governing body.
The LACAC enables the community to express its interests in heritage conservation in a recognized forum. It also enables a municipal council to make occasionally complex decisions with reliable technical advice.
Local heritage committees are active in promoting heritage conservation within communities, and advising property owners on appropriate conservation and maintenance practices. In addition, LACAC often produces descriptive guides, exhibits and other educational material about their notable buildings, streetscapes and district, raising community and visitor interest.
The members of the committee come from the community and represent a wide cross-section of interests, experience and perspectives. The Heritage Committee always seeks new representation from the community, if you have a strong interest in heritage issues and have skills that you feel may be of value to the committee please contact the City Clerk.