Standards & Guidelines

2nd Edition Now Online

The Standards & Guidelines for Conservation of Historic Places in Canada - this is the go-to document when you are planning for, intervening in and using historic places in your community.  New sections address sustainability-related interventions, recent heritage, and topics such as cultural landscapes (including heritage districts).

The principles and practices that encourage the long-term conservation of our country’s historic places are described in this document. The fundamental principles for conserving historic places of all types were first outlined in a set of “Standards”. Detailed “Guidelines” then present the Dos and Don’ts of safeguarding archaeological sites, and preserving, rehabilitating or restoring historic landscapes, buildings and engineering works. Emphasis has been placed on providing sound, practical advice for conserving our rich and irreplaceable built heritage.

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