Heritage

The 1783 St. Andrews Town Plat (over 60 blocks) is one of Canada's largest National Historic Districts. The Town has over 300 heritage buildings that support its historic character and local economy.

The Town is taking steps to preserve and develop its heritage resources, consistent with its Municipal Plan.

 

St. Andrews Draft Heritage Strategy

The 12-page draft strategy reviews the significance of the town's heritage -- past and present -- and proposes actions by the town and by community interests to preserve, develop and promote this exceptional heritage as a focus for the town's future.  

While heritage buildings are at the core of the recommendations, the town's streetscapes, trees, green spaces and water views are also recognized as heritage resources that should be maintained.

The report's community-based recommendations are being considered directly by local groups and some are already being pursued.  

The Town Council directed the committee to obtain further input from residents on the municipal recommendations before deciding on its actions.  


Learn More

Learn more about your heritage property:

 St. Andrews Heritage Properties Inventory
 St. Andrews Heritage Handbook 
 Information on heritage recognition and resources

Email:  town@townofstandrews.ca
Mail:  212 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB  E5B 1B4
Phone:  (506) 529-5120

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Links

National Register of Historic Places. A searchable database on thousands of historic places having national, provincial, territorial and local significance - including 118 in St. Andrews.
New Brunswick Register of Historic Places. A searchable database on over 1600 historic places in this province.
Charlotte County Archives.  The main source of historic information and photographs on the buildings, people and events of our area.  Staff and volunteers will assist you with research.
St. Andrews Civic Trust.  This site includes information on walking tours, heritage building recognition plaques and over one hundred local buildings now listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Fundy Culture.  Information on heritage resources and activities throughout Charlotte County, NB.
St. Andrews Municipal Plan.  Section 2.2 outlines the town's heritage directions.
St. Andrews Zoning By-Law.  Section 9 states the town's current heritage development standards.
New Brunswick Heritage Conservation Act.  This act serves many purposes, however its Section 55 outlines what might be considered in a local heritage conservation bylaw and Sections 46-53 what could be considered in the membership and functions of a local heritage board, all of these with great flexibility.