Projects

Additional Project Experience

Please watch this page for some existing forthcoming projects completed by Letourneau Heritage Consulting Inc. To date, Dr. Marcus Letourneau has completed over 75 heritage conservation projects including the following examples:

 

Letourneau Heritage Consulting Inc.

Forest House CHER (Belleville, Ontario)

Prepared at the request of the Ministry of Transportation (Ontario) in conjunction with Central Archaeology Group, Marcus revised a CHER for Forest House (located at 9 Farnham Road, Belleville). His revisions included: refining the applicable policy framework; reassessing the property and comparing it against Regulation 9/06; undertaking an expanded community consultation program; and undertaking an assessment of the site as a cultural heritage landscape.

 

With Golder Associates Ltd:

Darlingside National Historic Site of Canada OHA Evaluation (Lansdowne, Ontario)

As project manager and lead author for Golder Associates, Marcus supervised the preparation of a Regulation 9/06 Ontario Heritage Act evaluation for Darlingside National Historic Site of Canada for the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.

 

David Dunlap Observatory Heritage Conservation Planning Review (Richmond Hill, Ontario)

As project manager and lead author for Golder Associates, Marcus supervised staff from 3 offices in the development of a comprehensive Heritage Conservation Planning Review for the David Dunlap Observatory as well as a PowerPoint document as evidence for an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing. Marcus also prepared a Witness Statement and presented at the OMB.

 

2388 & 2392 Memory Lane Heritage Impact Statement (Kingston, Ontario)

As project manager for Golder Associates, Marcus oversaw the development of a Heritage Impact Statement for cottage replacements at 2388 & 2392 Memory Lane, Kingston. Marcus also participated in the site visit.

 

Lambton County Museums Strategic Plan  (Lambton County, Ontario)           

As project manager for Golder Associates, and supervising staff from 2 offices and 2 sub-consultants, Marcus oversaw the development of a strategic plan for Lambton County Museums, including the Lambton Archives, Oil Springs Museum, and the Lambton Historical Museum.

 

Heritage Impact Assessment and Conservation Plan– Wiser Hall (Prescott, Ontario)

Marcus managed a team from several Golder offices that developed both a Heritage Impact Assessment and Conservation Plan for Wiser Hall in Prescott, Ontario. Marcus is also one of the authors of both reports. The Conservation Plan was completed in 2012 and the Heritage Impact Assessment was completed in 2013. This information will be used in support of Planning Act and Ontario Heritage Act applications.

 

Heritage Impact Statement and Conservation Plan – 24 Mercer Street (Toronto, Ontario)             

Marcus oversaw a team (including a sub-consultant) that developed a Heritage Impact Statement and Conservation Plan for 24 Mercer Street in Toronto, Ontario. Marcus also contributed to the writing of the report. This information was used in support of a Planning Act application.

 

Heritage Conservation Plan – Lundy House (Brampton, Ontario)         

Marcus oversaw a team that developed a Heritage Conservation Plan for Lundy House in Brampton, Ontario. Marcus was also the primary author of the document. This information was used to guide the development process for the property and was used in support of a Planning Act application.

 

Visioning and Opportunities Assessment Project, 15 King Street  (Bracebridge Ontario)

As project manager for Golder Associates and supervising two sub-consultant teams, Marcus oversaw the development of a Vision and Opportunities Project for 15 King Street (Woodchester Villa) in Bracebridge Ontario. The project consists of a review of all aspects of the site (including heritage management, built heritage, governance, open space and business planning) and the provisions for recommendations for future actions. Marcus also provided the assessment of the heritage management operations, built heritage, and history of the site.

 

Saskatchewan Military Heritage Project (Throughout Saskatchewan)

As project manager for Golder Associates, and supervising staff from 4 offices and 1 sub-consultant, Marcus oversaw the development of a strategic plan for celebrating Saskatchewan’s military history and heritage. He was also one of the report’s primary authors.

 

Blackfriars HCD Project  (London, Ontario)

Marcus was part of team of heritage professionals who were hired to prepare a heritage conservation study, plan, and guidelines for Blackfriars in London, Ontario. Marcus advised on policy, heritage processes, and heritage planning.

 

Greenfield HCD Project (North Dumfries, Ontario)

Marcus was part of team of heritage professionals who prepared a heritage conservation study, plan, and guidelines for Greenfield Village in North Dumfries, Ontario. Marcus provided internal review as well as advice on policy, heritage processes, and heritage planning.

 

CRRRC EA Cultural Heritage Overview Report (Ottawa, Ontario)

Marcus was the co-author on a Heritage Overview Report for the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC) EA project in Ottawa. As part of this project, he identified known and potential heritage properties, reviewed the heritage planning framework, and provided options for the design phase of the project for two potential sites for the CRRRC.

 

Bird’s Mill Pumping Station Cultural Heritage Assessment  (Bracebridge, Ontario)

Marcus was one of the primary authors of a cultural heritage assessment of Bird’s Mill Pumping Station, an 1892 industrial site in Bracebridge Ontario. A designated property under the Ontario Heritage Act, the statement of significance for the property was ambiguous, and the assessment was written to clarify the heritage values and attributes of site.

 

Ottawa Light Rail Transit Cultural Heritage Impact Statement (Ottawa, Ontario)

As part of a team of built heritage specialists, Marcus assisted with the development and review of the cultural heritage impact statement for the OLRT project. Specifically Marcus provided a heritage planning assessment and commentary, reviewed the entire document, and helped prepare the report structure and purpose. Marcus also wrote the addendums for the Queen Street/Bronson Avenue Realignment, the Rideau Street/Waller Street Realignments, and the Commissioner/Cliff Street traffic options.

 

With The Corporation of the City of Kingston:

City of Kingston Archaeological Master Plan

As project manager for the City of Kingston, Marcus oversaw the development and implementation of the first comprehensive Archaeological Master Plan for the amalgamated City. This multi-year project involved working with City departments, various Provincial Ministries, local archaeological firms, and community stakeholders. He was also responsible for coordinating and providing in-house training on the Plan. This plan was adopted by Kingston City Council in 2010 with no objections.

 

Kingston City Hall NHSC Cultural Heritage Management Plan

As project manager for the Kingston City Hall NHSC Cultural Heritage Management Plan, Marcus oversaw four consultants from a variety of heritage fields, worked with a number of City departments, and community stakeholders to develop a draft Management Plan for all of the cultural heritage resources at Kingston City Hall NHSC.

 

Old Sydenham HCD Study

As project manager for the City of Kingston, Marcus oversaw the development of a Heritage Conservation District Study for the Old Sydenham Area within the City of Kingston. He also prepared a staff report recommending the immediate listing of over 350 properties as having “cultural heritage value and interest.” This Study was adopted by Kingston City Council with no objections.

 

Frontenac County Court House CIS

As project manager for the City of Kingston, Marcus oversaw the development of a Commemorative Integrity Statement for the Frontenac County Court House and prepared the draft staff report that recommended its approval. He also served as the liaison between the consultant, the City, and Parks Canada. This project was approved by Kingston City Council.

 

Section 27 Ontario Heritage Act Properties (Listed Properties) Review

Marcus served as project manager for this initiative that involved the reassessment of 159 heritage properties. These properties had been previously identified by pre-amalgamation municipalities as “listed” on earlier heritage inventories. In order to ensure these properties were compliant with the requirements of Section 27 of the Ontario Heritage Act, new descriptions of these properties were developed and a comprehensive report was brought to Council recommending formal endorsement. This project was approved by Council with no objections.

 

Development of Designation Templates and the City of Kingston Heritage Properties Register

As project manager, Marcus oversaw the development of a new evaluative template for the City of Kingston to ensure compliance with Regulation 9/06 of the Ontario Heritage Act. He also oversaw the consolidation of records and materials to develop an updated and comprehensive Register of all heritage properties within the City of Kingston. This Register was also designed to be integrated into the City’s GIS System. Both the Evaluative Template and the Register were adopted by Kingston City Council.

 

City of Kingston Official Plan – Section 7 (Cultural Heritage Resources)

Marcus served as the primary author for Section 7 (Cultural Heritage Resources) of the City of Kingston Official Plan. The Official Plan was adopted and MMH approved in 2010. There were no objections to the heritage policies.

 

City of Kingston Adjacent Properties Policy

In response to the requirements of Section 2.6.3 of the Provincial Policy Statement (2005) and in conjunction with community stakeholders, Marcus developed new policies for works adjacent to protected heritage properties. The definition of these properties was also expanded to include National Historic Sites. These policies were adopted by Kingston City Council.

 

City of Kingston Heritage Incentives Program

Working with the City of Kingston’s Finance Department, Marcus developed a new Heritage Incentives Program that included both a grants program and a tax incentive program. The adopting by-laws were approved by Kingston City Council.

 

City of Kingston Heritage Properties Standards

As project lead, and working in conjunction with City of Kingston Building Services and Legal Services, Marcus developed a by-law amendment for the City’s Property Standards By-law to enhance protection for designated heritage properties. The by-law amendment was approved by Kingston City Council.

 

Heritage Impact Statement Requirements

Marcus developed specific requirements for the development of Heritage Impact Statements within the City of Kingston and developed the policy framework to support it. The requirements were adopted by Kingston City Council.