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Protecting and managing Calgary’s historic resources

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Heritage Planning

Protecting and managing Calgary’s historic resources

Highlighted Inventory sites

Heritage planning at The City of Calgary

Heritage Planning is a business unit in the Planning & Development department. It creates policy to protect and manage Calgary’s historic resources. Heritage Planning works with the Calgary Heritage Authority, which evaluates and adds sites to the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources.

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Calgary Heritage Authority

The Calgary Heritage Authority (CHA) is a Council-appointed advisory group that evaluates potential heritage sites and maintains the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources. Information on evaluations can be found on the Calgary Heritage Authority website, and the full Evaluation System Handbook is available for viewing and download. The CHA provides Council with expertise regarding heritage resources and promotes public awareness of Calgary’s history, including hosting Calgary’s semiannual Lion Awards​ and operating the Heritage Plaque Program.

Since 1992, the CHA and its predecessors have been placing plaques to recognize important heritage sites and allow Calgarians to learn about our heritage resources.

This plaque program is open to all Calgarians who: