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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DESIGNATE A PROPERTY OF CULTURAL HERITAGE VALUE OR INTEREST


TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Town of East Gwillimbury intends to designate the following property as a property of cultural heritage value or interest pursuant to the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18, Part IV, Section 29.

The John & Jesse Doan House
30 Maple Way
Lot 41, Plan 65M2373
Town of East Gwillimbury
Regional Municipality of York

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

The property known municipally as 30 Maple Way contains a two-storey residential building located just off Leslie Street in the heart of Sharon’s Historic Downtown. 

STATEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE VALUE OR INTEREST

Built circa 1843, the house (known as the John Doan House and Jesse Doan House) was one of the first brick homes in Sharon using bricks from a local kiln. The property was also the site of John Doan’s carpenter shop circa 1841. John Doan was a carpenter who moved to Sharon in 1818 and served as the Clerk of the Children of Peace. He is known for constructing the Ark in the centre of the Sharon Temple. Jesse Doan was the son of John Doan and was one of the most prominent farmers in East Gwillimbury and is known for taking part in the Rebellion of 1837 and for his role as the leader of the Sharon Band for 30 years. Both John and his son Jesse Doan are buried in the Sharon Burying Ground. 

DESCRIPTION OF HERITAGE ATTRIBUTES

Important to the preservation of the property are the following exterior attributes: 

  • Red bricks (from local kiln)
  • Gable ended roof 
  • Double hung windows on second storey
  • 4x4 window on main level
  • Front Porch
  • Chimney 
  • Wood outbuilding (John Doan’s carpenter shop)

Detailed reasons and further information respecting the proposed designation of the John & Jesse Doan House can be obtained by contacting Victoria Moore, Planner, at 905-478-4282, ext. 1265 or at vmoore@eastgwillimbury.ca

Any person may, by the 14th day of December, 2019, serve on the Clerk of the municipality a Notice of Objection setting out the reason for the objection and all relevant facts.  If a Notice of Objection is received, the Council of the Town of East Gwillimbury will refer the matter to the Conservation Review Board for a hearing and a report.

Dated at The Town of East Gwillimbury this 14th day of November, 2019.

Fernando Lamanna, Municipal Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0.