A designated heritage property has historical, cultural or architectural significance and is legally protected against demolition or significant change under The Heritage Property Act of Saskatchewan. There are currently about 100 municipal designated properties in Regina.
Complete the Application for Municipal Heritage Designation to apply for designation. The City will evaluate applications based on the historical and architectural value of the property.
The Heritage Inventory (formally the Heritage Holding Bylaw) is a list of properties that are identified as having heritage value and the potential to become designated heritage properties. There are currently 227 properties listed in the Heritage Inventory.
Alterations & Rehabilitation to Heritage Properties
Alterations and renovations that may change the main features that contribute to your property’s heritage value require approval to ensure that the work retains the heritage value of the property. You may also be eligible to receive financial assistance to rehabilitate designated heritage properties.
Alterations to Heritage Property
If your property is protected under a heritage designation bylaw or the Victoria Park Heritage Conservation District Bylaw, you will need a permit to renovate, upgrade, do repairs or major maintenance work that applies to the elements specifically protected under the bylaw.
To apply, complete the Heritage Alteration Permit Application.
When conserving your heritage property, you must obtain a building permit and demonstrate in the Heritage Alteration Permit Application that the proposed changes will not affect its heritage value. To help you plan for the exterior alteration, repair, addition or conservation of your heritage property, refer to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
If you are planning exterior renovations, foundation stabilization or any work that may change the character-defining elements of your listed property, call 306-777-7000 to arrange for an appointment to review your plans. We can help ensure that the work retains the heritage value of the property and identify if financial incentives are available should you apply for designation.
Heritage Building Rehabilitation Program
The City provides one-time financial assistance to rehabilitate designated heritage properties under the Heritage Incentive Policy. A tax exemption may be granted to a maximum value equivalent to 50 per cent of eligible work cost, or the total property taxes payable over 10 years; whichever is the lesser. Cash grants are also available for tax-exempt properties based on the same tax exemption formula; however, these grants are limited to a maximum value of $50,000 and subject to the availability of funds.
To apply, complete the Heritage Building Rehabilitation Program Application.
The City recognizes individuals and organizations that have enhanced the quality of life of Regina through demonstrated commitment to built heritage.
Awards are presented bi-annually in categories of restoration, preservation, rehabilitation, new design (infill), new design (addition), heritage open space, education, George Bothwell Heritage Award for Public Service and the Keith Knox Heritage Award for Youth.
Nomination forms for the next award cycle will be available here in fall 2020.
|1. Restoration||4. New Design - Sensitive Infill|
|2. Preservation||5. New Design - Sensitive Addition|
|3. Rehabilitation||6. Heritage Open Space|
|8. Keith Knox Heritage Award for Youth|
|9. George Bothwell Heritage Award for Public Service|