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Heritage Inventory

Interactive map:
The map below is an interactive map which can be used to assist you in finding a Clarington Heritage property.  Using your mouse, click on the location.  A map of that location will then be displayed.  Using your Zoom menu item, you can zoom in/out on the maps.

Maps of Heritage Structures:

Heritage Properties_Bowmanville Core (PDF)

Heritage Properties_Bowmanville (PDF)

Heritage Properties_Clarington (PDF)

Heritage Properties_Clarke (PDF)

Heritage Properties_Courtice (PDF)

Heritage Properties_Darlington (PDF)

Heritage Properties_Newcastle (PDF)

Heritage Properties_Orono (PDF)


A building shall be historically significant:

  • By reason of its association with an historic event which shaped national, provincial or local history in a significant way
  • By reason of its association with a personage of national, provincial, or local prominence who is connected with the building by way of birth, residence, activity or death
  • By reason of its age, as the oldest structure or one of the buildings in the area (age itself is not necessarily a significant attribute)
  • By reason of its type or usage, i.e. as the only surviving blacksmith shop or the factory building from the area’s major 19th century industry
  • By reason of its construction material or method of construction, i.e. as the only surviving log structure or the earliest brick building

A building shall be architecturally significant:

  • Because its design embodies in a superior manner the characteristics of a specific architectural style or idiom so as to make the building valuable in the study of national, provincial or local building traditions
  • Because it is a representative example of a local building type or tradition which although once common is now scarce
  • Because it is a representative example of a local building type or tradition which has survive with a preponderance of its original details and building fabric intact and unchanged
  • Because its key position within a cohesive grouping of significant buildings, within a significant streetscape or within a larger neighbourhood or landscape is such that its destruction would erode the architectural value of the surrounding structures, neighbourhood or landscape

In the Municipality of Clarington

Heritage resources: Those buildings which have been recorded by the Clarington Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (Clarington Heritage Committee) for historical and/or architectural reasons.

Designated properties were those which had been formally designated at the owner’s request under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. Beech Avenue contains two properties that have been designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Primary properties
were those that were the best examples of a particular style of architecture.

Secondary properties
were those that were constructed with a vernacular interpretation of a particular style of architecture.

Heritage merit
buildings are those which still retain the majority of their original architectural features but are not the best or second best example of that architectural style in Clarington.

Clarington’s Inventory
In 1986 the Clarington Heritage Committee engaged a heritage consultant to complete an inventory of all the heritage resources in Bowmanville. The inventory recorded heritage buildings that mostly predated 1900 and was broken into three categories (outlined above).  The heritage resources inventory was updated in 2004 and period photographs of each property are maintained by the Planning Services Department, the Clarington Heritage Committee assist with the inventories, research and verification of the heritage resources.