This Oakville Destination Will be Recognized as a Heritage Property


The number of heritage properties in Oakville keeps on growing and with good reason.

There are many exceptional properties and locations in the town that deserve recognition.

It was recently announced that another heritage property will be recognized.

According to a news release, Oakville's town council recently resolved to pass by-law 2018-136 to designate Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre/William Bowbeer Farm as a property of cultural heritage value and interest.

Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre/William Bowbeer Farm is located at 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E. and is situated on the south side of Burnhamthorpe Road East, east of Trafalgar Road and west of Ninth Line. 

The significant cultural heritage landscape includes the Joshua Creek and valley, and the original farmhouse with additions, the converted shed (now a gallery building), the bank barn, concrete silo and concrete bridge, all built circa 1914, the Joshua Creek and valley, mature trees, paths and landscaped gardens.

The creek and its valley define the rolling topography of the property with the creek and valley lands forming the low point of the property and the house, gallery, and bank barn sited above on higher ground. 

The area also includes matures trees, gardens, and pathways.

The cultural heritage landscape has physical and design value as a representative example of an evolved landscape that was used by Canada's first peoples and then transitioned into agricultural land for European settlement and most lately, a space for arts and culture.

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