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Fifth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

This version is based on the printed bill that was distributed in the Legislature after First Reading.   It is not the official version.   If accuracy is critical, you can obtain a copy of the printed bill from Statutory Publications or view the online bilingual version (PDF).

Bill 5

THE CITY OF WINNIPEG CHARTER AMENDMENT ACT (HISTORIC PROPERTY DESIGNATIONS)


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

S.M. 2002, c. 39, amended

1           The City of Winnipeg Charter is amended by this Act.

2           Clause 150(e) and section 156 are repealed.

3           The following is added after section 157 and before the centred heading that follows it:

HISTORIC BUILDINGS, LAND AND AREAS

General authority

157.1(1)    Council may pass by-laws respecting buildings, parcels of land or areas that council considers to be of special architectural or historic interest.

Conservation list

157.1(2)    Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), council may pass by-laws respecting

(a) the establishment and maintenance of a list of buildings, parcels of land and areas that council considers to be of special architectural or historic interest;

(b) the establishment of criteria and procedures to determine which buildings, parcels or areas should be added to or deleted from the list; and

(c) limits and conditions on construction and occupancy in respect of buildings, parcels or areas on the list.

Notice re listing

157.1(3)    The city must register the following in the land titles office, in a form approved by the district registrar:

(a) a notice that a building, parcel of land or area has been listed in accordance with a by-law passed under this section;

(b) a discharge of the notice registered under clause (a), if the building, parcel of land or area ceases to be listed.

Timing of notice of listing being registered

157.1(4)    The city must register a notice under clause (3)(a)

(a) within one year of a building, parcel of land or area being listed; or

(b) if a building was listed before the coming into force of this section, within one year after the coming into force of this section.

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

Under The City of Winnipeg Charter, the city may designate buildings as being of special architectural or historic interest.  This Bill extends that power to include the designation of land and areas.

The city must register a notice in the land titles office within one year of a change in a designation.

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