Royal Botanical Gardens
Heritage Lands Management Plan
2012 - 2014
The Burlington Heights Heritage Lands are located in Hamilton, Ontario, between Burlington Bay and Cootes Paradise. The lands are part of the Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System and contain an unparalleled concentration of heritage buildings, engineered structures, monuments, gardens, parkland, and commemorative landscapes. Burlington Heights also possesses unique natural heritage features and vistas, and serves as an important gateway to the City of Hamilton.
In 2012, the Royal Botanical Gardens retained MHBC to develop a management plan that would guide development and management in the Burlington Heights Heritage Lands, as well as conserve and protect Burlington Heights' natural and historical resources. MHBC identified connectivity and accessibility of heritage features, integration of land uses, and communication of natural and cultural assets as primary opportunities for improvement. As a result, MHBC developed three key strategies as part of its heritage lands management plan framework for Burlington Heights: a transportation and access plan, a land management and conservation plan, and a communication and coordination plan.