Guidelines for Building & Renovating

The guidelines entitled “Building and Renovating in Westmount” form an integral part of the By-law on Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programmes. These guidelines are applied by the Planning Advisory Committee when reviewing any projects where the proposed work affects the exterior of a building and/or for construction of all new buildings. The Planning Advisory Committee plays an important role in preserving Westmount’s heritage. The Planning Advisory Committee bases their decision on the guidelines. The property owner or their professional should first establish what is the architectural & heritage significance of a building by consulting Guideline 1 in order to determine the type of interventions acceptable based on its category.

Category 1* Residential Buildings

The purpose of this document is to guide owners and their professional in their efforts to preserve Westmount’s most exceptional residential properties. The Heritage Character Statements for Westmount’s Category 1* residential identify the architectural significance and integrity of each building and its contribution to the City of Westmount’s built heritage. The Conservation Strategy Guidelines outline what steps need to be taken by those considering any change to these exceptional homes.

Heritage Character Statements 1* Residential Buildings(PDF)