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Lakeview, Second Marsh suggested for designation

By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express

Heritage Oshawa is asking the city to officially designate two of its most historical areas.

The city’s heritage advisory committee has recommended development services staff investigate and report on the potential designation of Lakeview Park and the nearby Second Marsh.

A report by Heritage Oshawa notes the Guy House, Robinson House and Henry House of the Oshawa Museum have all already been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

It also notes a portion of the Second Marsh, and the lands north of Lakeview Park Avenue have been listed on the city’s register of properties of cultural heritage value and interest.

Lakeview Park has been a significant element of Oshawa’s south end for more than a century, while The City of Oshawa took over ownership of the Second Marsh, a 137 hectare provincially-significant coastal wetland, in the 1990s.

Heritage Oshawa resolved that the report on the potential designation be brought back to the development services committee by or before the Feb. 3, 2020 meeting.