Big News for a Large Swath of Land in Oakville

Some places are considered culturally significant in Oakville.

According to a recent news release, on Oct. 1 the Oakville town council passed a notice of intention to designate the Brown Family Estate as a property of cultural heritage value and interest.

The property is located at 1042 Sixth Line.

The property is approximately 5.13-acres and located on the west side of Sixth Line, north of the QEW.

The majority of the property falls within the Sixteen Mile Creek, and surrounding valley, a large natural feature along the west and south of the property.

The property has cultural heritage value and interest due to the design value and physical value, historical/associative value, as well as contextual value.

According to a recent news release, the attributes that express the cultural heritage value and interest of property as a cultural heritage landscape include:

  • The rubblestone entrance walls and gateposts;
  • The formal entrance drive lined on both sides with mature spruce planted at short intervals forming a Y-shape as it opens to the formal circle at the main entrance;
  • The landscape design of the house grounds, such as:
    • The terrace of land along the river valley, accessed from the rear of the residence along an earthen footpath lined by a low, intermittent stone wall;
    • The placement of specimen deciduous and coniferous trees adjacent to the house (ginko biloba and magnolia), in the formal drive circle (beech) and in an "arboretum" east of the open lawn (oak, beech, birch, maple); and
    • The formal cedar hedge bordering the designed landscape on the north, east and south.
  • The orientation of the house closing the vista along the entrance drive and placement of windows to take advantage of that view and of views across the lawn to the south and over the creek valley to the west.

If there are any objections to this designation they must be filed no later than Nov. 5, 2018.

Objections can be directed to the Town Clerk at 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3.

Any further inquiries should be directed to Susan Schappert, heritage planner at 905-845-6601, ext. 3870 (TTY 905- 338-4200), or by email at susan [dot] schappert [at] oakville [dot] ca.

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