Heritage Consulting

ARA’s Heritage Team

Our Heritage Team is made up of a diverse and experienced staff with a passion for all things "heritage" and the capacity to successfully provide the complete range of heritage services. Our senior team members hold professional memberships in the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP).

ARA has an established record of managing projects of all scales and complexities; ranging from Heritage Impact Assessments of individual buildings to inventories that include hundreds of properties. We have proven expertise in heritage research, evaluations of significance, and multi-disciplinary studies of proposed development impacts on heritage properties. We have successfully developed comprehensive mitigation strategies for a diverse range of heritage resources including dams, farmsteads, bridges, houses, churches, and cemeteries across the spectrum of rural, urban, and industrial contexts in all regions of Ontario.

The ARA Heritage Team has completed assessments for properties owned or managed by all three levels of the Public Sector, as well as for Private and Not-for-Profit clients.

Please follow the links below or contact ARA to address your heritage consulting needs.

Coordinated Heritage Services

ARA is one of the few firms in Ontario that offer both archaeological and heritage services. Our staff can conduct assessments in parallel to provide a holistic and cost-effective approach to examining cultural heritage value both above and below the ground. Please review ARA's Archaeology pages for a summary of the services we offer.

ARA's staff complement includes Conservation Technicians with training and experience in Materials Conservation. They enable the ARA team to complete Condition Assessments, Strategic Conservation Plans, and to provide expertise related to construction materials for a wide range of heritage resources. Please visit ARA's Conservation pages for details.

Heritage Services

Cultural heritage plays a vital role in understanding our community and is a required part of many development applications. ARA offers a wide range of heritage services including:

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