park background

Heritage Advisory



The purpose of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to;

  • Make recommendations, provide advice, and provide assistance  relating to Heritage designations;
  • Make recommendations relating to Heritage permits and planning matters ;
  • Make recommendations regarding education and increased awareness of heritage properties in the city.

Raising Issues

If you have an issue or concern, contact the Manager of Culture (contact information at bottom of page). We will respond within 7 days of receiving your concern.


Members of the committee remain on the committee for the duration of the council term of office December 1, 2014 - November 30, 2018.


  • Brenda Currah
  • Peter Epler
  • Eleanor Gardhouse
  • Frazer Mark
  • Charles Surette
  • Karen Houston (Staff Representative)
  • Councillor Deb Tait (Council Representative)


The Woodstock Hertiage Advisory Committee meets six times a year at the Woodstock Museum on a rotating schedule depending on when members are available to meet. The Committee does meet more often when or if heritage issues arise. Please contact the staff representative listed at the bottom of this page or the Council representative to confirm dates and receive additional information.

View Minutes

Heritage Properties Database

The Woodstock Heritage Property Inventory is a searchable database of architectural, historical information and photos of properties in the older section of Woodstock, Ontario. Woodstock City Council approved the project of making this data accessible online in 2014. The project is under the direction of the Woodstock Heritage Advisory Committee. The Woodstock Heritage Advisory Committee is a volunteer committee appointed by Woodstock City Council to provide advice on identifying, conserving and promoting built heritage resources within the city. Earlier research done by the Committee in the 1980's and 90's and new research is used to broaden the function of this inventory which will be accessible on the City of Woodstock's website.

The Inventory Contains:

  • architectural description of buildings and significant architectural elements
  • property information
  • historical information relating to a property
  • photos of buildings (early 1990's)
  • occupant data from City Directories
  • reasons for designation for individually designated heritage properties

Navigating the Records

  • The database has been uploaded into a program called Google Fusion Table which maps the properties on Google Maps. The properties are marked with a red Location Indicator or green if they are designated.
  • Find the property that you wish to view on the map and Click on the Location Indicator to show the property record with photo. Use the "X" in the top right to close the property record.
  • To look for a specific address, Click on the blue Filter button (upper left corner of the map) to show a drop down of the records information headings. Click on Address in the drop down and type the address of the property you wish to find in the box, then Click Find. Only the Location Indicator of the address you selected will appear on the map, unless that address is not part of that database then none will display. You can also type in a street name into the box and it will only display the Location Indicator's listed on that street.
  • There is also a Sort function above the Find button, which can be accessed by clicking the 3 vertical lines.
  • To close the filter and reset the map, use the "X" above the Find button.

Property Images

Each heritage property record will contain one image of the property. The images are low quality and some images will be better than others. Copyright of all Images belong to the City of Woodstock.  

Disclaimer: While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information it contains. If any information is found to be incorrect please contact the Woodstock Heritage Advisory Committee for corrections and updates: (Link here)

Start Using the Database Now!


Applying for a Board or Committee Position

City of Woodstock residents can make a difference in the community by becoming a volunteer member of a Board or Committee.  Advisory Board and Committee members provide information to City Council, which contributes to the development of policies, programs and initiatives. Your expertise, enthusiasm and pride can make all the difference.

  • Notices are placed on the City Website or in the What's on Woodstock magazine when positions become available. 

Current Opportunities

We are currently  recruiting for


Please complete the application below. We thank everyone who applied for your interest in the City of Woodstock boards and committees.

Boards and Committees Application



Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

Back to top

I'd Like To...