I can only assume that any final park footprint would be somewhere in the study area rather that all of it. There's a lot of privately-owned property, including farms and primary residences, in there.Very quietly, there is a survey out on the proposed new provincial park near Uxbridge......
Most intriguing to me is that the land understudy is much larger than what was initially suggested:
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Map showing area being considered for the creation of a new urban provincial park in the Township of Uxbridge. The study area is 10,950 hectares (more than 27,000 acres) of land located 25 kilometers east of Newmarket and 50 kilometers northeast of Toronto.
Also, looks like I hit the general area of the park pretty well.
Direct link to survey:
Share your feedback on a proposed urban provincial park in the Township of Uxbridge, and tell us what you believe an urban park could be.This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.Review this map of the proposed study area under consideration.engage.ontario.ca
Not long, the gist is are you in favour; is there anything you would oppose being in the park, any other thoughts.
My take. No snowmobiling; yes to almost everything else; camping would be great if the park is large enough to support that and achieve ecological goals. The larger the park the better.
Finish the thought and examine making it a seemless connection to Rouge Park.
I can only assume that any final park footprint would be somewhere in the study area rather that all of it. There's a lot of privately-owned property, including farms and primary residences, in there.
I'm aware. Pocket of private holdings within parks is not uncommon, but I imagine it can get quite complex when it is anything other than farm land or bush lots and gets into private residences and commercial properties. I'm not certain but I think the private holdings in Algonquin are leases of some sort not actually freehold title.Study areas do look beyond prospective park boundaries in order to consider management/regulation, and provide for an effective park.
That said, the initial land holdings here (possibly include several TRCA and Town of Uxbridge properties aren't all seamlessly connected, I imagine consideration may be given to acquire some lands to connect the disparate pieces.
Also worth adding, private lands can be included within a provincial park. We still have cottage owners/lessees in Algonquin and Rondeau last I checked, and there are operating farms within Rouge Park.
Agreed, buying up privately owned land is not cheap… any info who owns it or if they are connected to the Ford friends and family circus?I'm aware. Pocket of private holdings within parks is not uncommon, but I imagine it can get quite complex when it is anything other than farm land or bush lots and gets into private residences and commercial properties. I'm not certain but I think the private holdings in Algonquin are leases of some sort not actually freehold title.
A zoom into the Coppins Corners area (Regional Rd. 1 and 21) is an example, and the study area buts right up into the Uxbridge 'urban area'.
Buying up swaths of private land wouldn't be cheap; although they do like doing for highways so who knows.
She did graduate from a prestigious university and has a degree, however she never obtained a Canadian law degree or has passed the bar. Curious how she was eligible to receive the KC, but then again, Cons will be Cons.It is always 'interesting' to see what a government (any government) puts out on a Friday, especially one before as long weekend. And here we are;
‘Meaningless patronage’: Ford government quietly brings back special title for lawyers and gives it to a lot of Tory loyalists"The Ford government is once again facing accusations of patronage for quietly bringing back a special designation for lawyers and awarding it to numerous Tory politicians, staffers and loyalists.
In a press release issued late Friday afternoon before the long weekend, the provincial government said it was reinstituting the honorary title of “King’s Counsel” to mark King Charles’s coronation in May.
The designation — which carries no special privilege aside from allowing lawyers to put the initials “K.C.” next to their name — is “given to lawyers who have demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of legal excellence in service to the Crown, the public and their communities,” according to the release.
The Ontario government famously stopped handing them out under former Liberal premier David Peterson in the 1980s — when the titles were known as Queen’s Counsel during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II — because they had become a patronage tool.
Peterson told the Star Saturday he was “shocked by the effrontery” of the Tories’ decision, saying his government had scrapped the designation because it had become “corrupted.""
Though the whole idea stinks, it seems VERY strange that Caroline Mulroney, who is not a lawyer, got one!