Cultural Heritage

Our team contributes to the conservation of cultural heritage resources across Canada, delivering solutions that respect the environmental, aesthetic, cultural, and historical values that shape our communities and their collective identities.

With an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects, our team specializes in the study and conservation of cultural heritage landscapes, regional and neighbourhood cultural planning, and the restoration of historic structures. We strive to connect heritage issues to the wider context, informing our approach to urban design and place-making.

We provide a broad range of flexible and responsive planning and design services to our clients, including:

  • heritage conservation district studies and plans
  • heritage planning policy
  • heritage streetscape revitalization and design
  • heritage urban design
  • cultural heritage landscape surveys, analysis, research and evaluation
  • national heritage site restoration
  • heritage landscape restoration

We liaise extensively with the public, local architectural conservation advisory committees, and other stakeholders, and are active members and participants in the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, and the Heritage Canada Foundation.

We offer clients access to a large multidisciplinary MMM team with expertise in fields such as ecology, environmental and civil engineering, and transportation planning. Our integrated approach allows us to provide unparalleled expertise to help our clients seize opportunities, understand and address challenges, and navigate regulatory systems to achieve their strategic goals.

Projects

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    NCC Mackenzie King Estate Landscape Improvements

    MMM was retained by the National Capital Commission (NCC) to conduct a variety of landscape and site improvements initiatives at Mackenzie King Estate, the summer home of Canada’s tenth prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King Services include iconic tree reporting, site design of the estate’s entry improvements, Universal Accessibility feasibility studies and implementation, multiple landscape…

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    Irvine River Bridge

    Due to the bridge’s poor structural condition and functional deficiencies, a study was conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process Conducted a detailed evaluation of the existing masonry pier for this 1921, two-span concrete spandrel arch bridge Developed a unique design featuring a conventional two-span precast, side-by-side slab structure, with independent precast…

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    Victoria Crescent Heritage District Study Peer Review

    MMM, as part of a multidisciplinary project team, was retained by the Township of Centre Wellington to peer review the Victoria Crescent Heritage Conservation District Study The neighbourhood-led study determined whether the Victoria Crescent neighbourhood, located in the Elora community, merited heritage conservation district designation Examined whether the study was in compliance with provincial and…

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    Alton Village Study Heritage Character Statement

    MMM, as part of a multidisciplinary project team, oversaw project management, planning, and community design for the Alton Village Study, planning for new growth and the expansion of existing businesses while retaining the historic mill town’s character. The challenge was meeting the needs of the existing residents and maintaining the attractive character of the old…

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Experts

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    Shannon Baker

    Shannon Baker, BLA, MUDS OALA, CSLA Manager of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Associate Key Highlights: More than 14 years of experience in cultural heritage, landscape architecture, environmental, and urban design projects ranging from streetscape and urban design to cultural and natural heritage landscape conservation Shannon has led numerous heritage conservation district studies, plans, and guidelines;…

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    Darryl Bird

    Darryl Bird, M.Pl., MCIP, RPP Project Manager, Planning and Environmental Design Associate Key Highlights: Cultural Heritage Strong background in the preparation of heritage conservation district studies and plans, urban design manuals and briefs, peer review studies, development opportunity reports, concept plan layout and designs, and the coordination and approval facilitation of planning applications Experience in…

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    Andrew Huctwith

    Andrew Huctwith, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., CAHP Manager / Senior Structural Engineer Partner Key Highlights: Bridges More than 20 years’ experience in providing consulting engineering services in eastern Ontario Significant experience in the design and evaluation of steel, concrete, and precast structures Completed the evaluation and condition survey of more than 100 stone masonry structures including buildings,…

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    Stephen Robins

    Stephen Robins, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., CAHP, CSCE, ASTM, APT Senior Project Manager Partner Key Highlights: More than 35 years of experience in structural design and project engineering for bridges, buildings, and marine projects for federal, provincial, and municipal clients Recognized leader in the heritage restoration engineering industry Involved in the restoration of some of eastern Ontario’s…

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