Conservation plan for hist ic district of Sillery

The Quebec ministry of culture has released its plan for the preservation of Sillery as a heritage site. The Cultural Heritage Act provides that such plans be drawn up for all designated heritage sites in order to protect and enhance Quebec’s cultural heritage. In the case of Sillery, the plan sets out the ministry’s intentions for the preservation, rehabilitation and, where appropriate, development of the historic district of Sillery in terms of its assets and characteristics.

The aim of the conservation plan is to provide guidelines for the protection of the heritage site. The plan is divided into three main sections. The first presents a historical overview and description of the historical district of Sillery. The second outlines the assets and main features of the site. Finally, the plan sets out the Minister's guidelines concerning the historic district of Sillery, in accordance with the objectives of the Act.

On January 22, the Minister of Culture, Maka Kotto, announced that he was giving the Conseil du Patrimoine culturel du Québec (CPCQ) the mandate to hold a public consultation on the conservation plan for Sillery. Information meetings and workshops will take place in three steps at Montmartre canadien, 1669 chemin Saint-Louis, in Sillery (Quebec), at 7:00 p.m. on February 20, 27 and 28.

Further information concerning the public consultation can be found on the CPCQ Web site.