Directive on the Management of Real Property

The directive ensures that real property is planned, acquired, used, and disposed of in a manner that supports the delivery of programs and services to Canadians, while ensuring best value to the Crown.
Date modified: 2021-07-06

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The requirements in the Directive on the Management of Real Property take effect on May 13, 2021 and replace the following instruments:

Appendix A: Mandatory Procedures for Heritage Assessment and Conservation

A.1 Effective date

  • A.1.1These procedures take effect on May 13, 2021.
  • A.1.2These procedures replace sections of the following Treasury Board policy instruments:

A.2 Procedures

  • A.2.1These procedures provide details on the requirements set out in subsection 4.2.20 of the Directive on the Management of Real Property.
  • A.2.2Real property practitioners must apply the mandatory procedures described below.
    • A.2.2.1Seek a heritage evaluation of any building 50 years of age or older from the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office at Parks Canada Agency when the building is:
      • A.2.2.1.1Crown-owned; or
      • A.2.2.1.2 Planned for acquisition by purchase;
    • A.2.2.2Consult with Parks Canada Agency before undertaking any intervention that may impact the heritage value of a federal heritage property or an archaeological site on federal land, to ensure that appropriate heritage conservation advice is obtained;
    • A.2.2.3Use best efforts to identify and facilitate alternative uses, including rehabilitation for adaptive reuse, before identifying a federal heritage property as surplus.
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