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Marianneville Developments Limited has donated 16 acres of land to the Town of Newmarket to be used for parks, open space, trails and to support the existing stormwater management facilities in the area. The donation was first announced in 2017 and closed on December 14, 2021.
“Thank you to Marianneville Developments Limited for this green space donation. At 16 acres, it is one of the largest donation of land in the Town’s history and will help us continue to create extraordinary public places and spaces in Newmarket,” said Mayor John Taylor. “We look forward to working with Marianneville to transform this land into a space for residents to enjoy and come together as a community.”
In addition to the land donation, Marianneville has agreed to design and construct future trails and related works at its cost, at a time agreed with the Town. The trail will connect to the Bathurst Street sidewalk, the existing trail in the Kirby Crescent Park, and Alex Doner Drive. The trail design and details will be finalized after a public consultation process, in line with the Town of Newmarket’s standard processes.
The land, estimated to be worth $14 million, is located East of Bathurst Street, North of Binns Avenue, West of Alex Doner Drive and in the area of Borland Court and Otton Road in Ward 7.
The 16 acres will provide residents additional open and green space, access to future trails, and recreational opportunities and the town will instal a plaque within the green space to recognize the donation.