A number of new properties could soon be a part of the City of Stratford’s Heritage Registry.

The Stratford Beacon Herald reports that 44 non-designated properties, deemed to be of historical or architectural significance, could be added through an initiative that came about after a recommendation by Heritage Stratford.

The properties wouldn’t be adopted into the heritage registry as designated properties, but instead as non-designated which means property owners would have no extra restrictions regarding changes to the properties or face charges under the registry.

They would still be required to give the city sixty days notice if they plan to demolish the properties.

An open house is being held by the city and Heritage Stratford on Thursday night, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Stratford Public Library where those concerned can learn more.