Cultural Heritage Landscape study underway

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Heritage conservation districts, parks, neighbourhoods, cemeteries, natural areas and industrial complexes are all examples of cultural heritage landscapes.

Centre Wellington has undertaken a Cultural Heritage Landscape Study in order to identify, evaluate, inventory and map significant cultural heritage landscape in the township.

The municipality has retained Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI), in collaboration with Fotenn Planning and Design and the Landplan Studio Inc., to complete the study.

“This is a very exciting project for the township to undertake,” said Mayor Kelly Linton.

“We have a diverse range of cultural heritage resources that are of historic significance and valued by our residents.

“The opportunity to begin identifying and protecting our valued cultural heritage landscapes, and develop a thematic heritage framework is instrumental for our community.”

The project will include three phases:

– phase 1, summer 2019: review background information and develop preliminary list of possible cultural heritage landscape sites;

– phase 2, fall/winter 2019: develop final list of candidate sites;

– phase 3, winter/spring: evaluation and reporting.

Cultural heritage landscapes are geographical areas that may have been modified by human activity and identified as having cultural heritage value or interest by a community.

The township has identified some sites and is asking residents to identify other  possibilities using an interactive map.

For more information on this project and/or to view the interactive map visit

For questions about the project email