Cultural Heritage Landscape Study in Wilmot and North Dumfries Townships

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This project supports the Region of Waterloo's strategic focus area(s): An icon representing the Region's strategic focus area Thriving economy.

Heritage map of New HamburgYou are invited to participate in a research study identifying candidate Cultural Heritage Landscapes (CHLs) in the townships of Wilmot and North Dumfries! On this CHL Study Engage Region of Waterloo page you can ask questions, complete the CHL Study survey, upload photos or subscribe to get updates.

What is this Cultural Heritage Landscape Study about?

Identifying and conserving cultural heritage resources that are significant to a community is an important part of planning for and managing change. In addition to individual buildings and structures, cultural heritage resources can include groupings or concentrations of resources and features within broader landscapes such as: villages, neighbourhoods, former industrial complexes, cemeteries, parks, natural areas and farmsteads. These groupings of resources are called Cultural Heritage Landscapes (CHLs) and contain structures and landscape features that together have a greater value than the sum of their individual parts.

This Cultural Heritage Landscape Study is a collaborative endeavour between the University of Waterloo’s Heritage Resource Centre, the Region of Waterloo, and the Township of Wilmot. Information collected anonymously through this Engage page will be shared with the Heritage Resources Centre at the University of Waterloo for analysis and drafting the final report. The study objective is to identify and evaluate the significance of CHLs found within Wilmot and North Dumfries townships. This will be accomplished through research, field work and most importantly, eliciting and weighing community values and participation via methods such as: on-line engagement forums (like this EngageWR page); public submissions (both written and images); virtual public meetings and open houses; and one-on-one interviews both virtually, and if circumstances change, in-person.

The outcome of the CHL Study will be a final report and recommendations which will identify candidate CHLs of significance. The final report will be shared on this Engage Region of Waterloo page as well as will be provided to the Townships of Wilmot and North Dumfries for their information and future heritage planning initiatives.

This project supports the Region of Waterloo's strategic focus area(s): An icon representing the Region's strategic focus area Thriving economy.

Heritage map of New HamburgYou are invited to participate in a research study identifying candidate Cultural Heritage Landscapes (CHLs) in the townships of Wilmot and North Dumfries! On this CHL Study Engage Region of Waterloo page you can ask questions, complete the CHL Study survey, upload photos or subscribe to get updates.

What is this Cultural Heritage Landscape Study about?

Identifying and conserving cultural heritage resources that are significant to a community is an important part of planning for and managing change. In addition to individual buildings and structures, cultural heritage resources can include groupings or concentrations of resources and features within broader landscapes such as: villages, neighbourhoods, former industrial complexes, cemeteries, parks, natural areas and farmsteads. These groupings of resources are called Cultural Heritage Landscapes (CHLs) and contain structures and landscape features that together have a greater value than the sum of their individual parts.

This Cultural Heritage Landscape Study is a collaborative endeavour between the University of Waterloo’s Heritage Resource Centre, the Region of Waterloo, and the Township of Wilmot. Information collected anonymously through this Engage page will be shared with the Heritage Resources Centre at the University of Waterloo for analysis and drafting the final report. The study objective is to identify and evaluate the significance of CHLs found within Wilmot and North Dumfries townships. This will be accomplished through research, field work and most importantly, eliciting and weighing community values and participation via methods such as: on-line engagement forums (like this EngageWR page); public submissions (both written and images); virtual public meetings and open houses; and one-on-one interviews both virtually, and if circumstances change, in-person.

The outcome of the CHL Study will be a final report and recommendations which will identify candidate CHLs of significance. The final report will be shared on this Engage Region of Waterloo page as well as will be provided to the Townships of Wilmot and North Dumfries for their information and future heritage planning initiatives.

  • Tell us about the Cultural Heritage Landscapes you value in Wilmot and North Dumfries!!

    This survey consists of two parts, an online mapping activity and several associated questions. The survey can be repeated as many times as you like for all the different landscapes you value.   It is estimated that completion will take about 15-25 minutes.   

    Please complete the mapping activity first.  The mapping activity can be found at this link: CHLStudy (arcgis.com) 

    Your participation is voluntary and all information you provide is completely confidential. You may decline to answer any of the questions,  and you can withdraw your participation at any time by not submitting your responses and closing your web-browser window.  

    By clicking on the survey link below you are agreeing to participate in this web-based survey and mapping activity.  Survey information is collected by the Region of Waterloo for the purpose of identifying candidate Cultural Heritage Landscapes within Waterloo Region, and will be accessed only by project team members from the Region of Waterloo, University of Waterloo and Wilmot Township. Aggregate survey data may be publicly disclosed as part of a summary report and/or final report which identifies candidate Cultural Heritage Landscapes. In certain circumstances, where participants consent, a representative of the project team may follow up for additional information related to the responses they provide.  This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board (ORE #42539). If you have questions for the Board contact the Office of Research Ethics, at 1-519-888-4567 ext. 36005 or ore-ceo@uwaterloo.ca. 

    This survey will be available until the end of December 2021. 

    To the extent that the foregoing information constitutes personal information as defined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter M.56 as amended, the information is subject to provisions of that Act and will be used to collect community feedback on the topics posted on this forum. 

    Contact

    Questions about the collection of personal information, or if you would like additional information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please contact Bridget Coady at bcoady@regionofwaterloo.ca. 



     


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