Bolton Regional Councillor Good to Know

Bolton Mill Park Celebration Event


Bolton & District Horticultural Society (BDHS) is sponsoring a Bolton Mill Park Donor / Volunteer Celebration & Plaque Unveiling Event on Saturday October 19th, 10.30 am to noon, “rain or shine”.

Note that there is no convenient parking close to the Celebration Event site so the following are 2 options for parking and walking to the site;

Option 1 (1/2 hour walk)

Park in the Municipal Parking Lot on the west side of Queen St in downtown Bolton arriving by no later than 10.25 am.

Access to this parking lot is from;
– Queen St (beside the Black Bull Pub) entrance only
– Sterne or Ann Streets (entrance & exit)

A Guided Walk will depart from the north end of this Municipal Parking Lot at 10.30 am and proceed to the Celebration Event site in Bolton Mill Park, arriving 11 am in time for the start of the Event.

Option 2 (1 1/2 hour walk)

You can participate in an earlier and slightly longer Guided Walk, led by Bill Wilson and hosted by Councillors Patti Foley and Rob Mezzapelli, as part of their bi-annual Councillor’s Walk. Meet at the Dick’s Dam Parking Lot (off Glasgow Road) at 9:20 am, tour Dick’s Dam Park and the new Peace Park, then proceed through the Dick’s Dam Park trail to Hickman then onto the Rivers Edge TRCA pathway (south side of the Humber) arriving at the north end of the Municipal Parking lot at 10:30 am in time to meet up with the “Option 1” guests and from there proceed to the Celebration Event site in Bolton Mill Park.

Bill, Patti & Rob will provide you with details on various points of interest during this combined walk, e.g;

– the new Humber River Heritage Park including the Pavilion c/w Heritage Panels
– the elevated Pedestrian Bridge on the west side of Queen St (Hwy 50)
– the Queen St (Hwy 50) Pedestrian Underpass from the north end of the elevated Pedestrian Bridge , under Hwy 50, to the
entrance of Bolton Mill Park on the east side of Hwy 50
– the Wetlands that is fed from a spring on the top of the hill. This Wetlands was developed and expanded twice
since 2003
– 200 + of a mixed variety of large calliper native coniferous & deciduous trees
– 100 smaller calliper native trees & shrubs
– 3,000 wildflowers – (unfortunately not in bloom at his time of year)
– the Fishway and the notched dam which were designed to allow native salmon to go upstream into the headwaters of
the Humber River to spawn
– the McFall Lookout on the south side of the river which contains plaques of historical photos and details of this
section of the Humber River

All of the above listed environmental projects in Bolton Mill Park were initiated and funded by the organizations and individuals who will be recognized at this Event.

Please distribute this information, including the attached map, to other members of your organization and friends who also intend to participate in this Celebration. All guests should print-off a copy of this email and attached map and bring with them to the Event just in case they arrive in the Municipal Parking lot after the guided walk departs at 10.30 am and they are not familiar with the walking route, points of interest and location of this Celebration Event.

Any questions, contact Richard Hunt, Bolton & District Horticultural Society (BDHS) Environmental Director; rich.hunt@sympatico.ca, 905-857-3228

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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