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Town wants to hear your stories and vision for the
historic Mulock Property

Community engagement continues for Newmarket’s ‘Central Park’
Community members brainstorm options for the Mulock Property at a Community Visioning Workshop at Old Town Hall on February 5, 2020
NEWMARKET, Ontario, February 6, 2020 – The Town of Newmarket would like to thank the many residents that participated in the visioning workshop for the Mulock Property last night at Old Town Hall. If you missed it, the Town is continuing to work with its partner, PLANT Architect Inc. (Plant) to seek feedback in various ways by asking residents to imagine what #mymulock could look like in the future.

“We have a very unique opportunity to honour our past and the incredible
 innovator that Sir William Mulock was, while shaping his historic property into a major cornerstone of our community for generations to come” says Newmarket Mayor John Taylor. “We have heard many truly amazing ideas so far and by sharing your stories and your vision, it will help us to create a master plan that balances our past history and heritage with our very bright future.”
 
Here are some ways to share your stories and vision for the Mulock Property:
  • Visit the Mulock engagement pop-up booth at the Town’s Winterfest event on Saturday, February 15 at Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive). Get creative and share your vision through an interactive activity.
Visit heynewmarket.ca to:
  • Fill out a survey (now until February 19) for your chance to win a $100 Upper Canada Mall gift card.
  • Share your ideas for the property’s future and stories/memories of the Mulock family and property.
The community engagement phase will continue until the end of February. This valuable information will be used to help shape the design concepts and ultimately the Master Plan which will be created by PLANT in late 2020. The community will have an opportunity to review and provide feedback on concept designs in the fall, prior to finalizing the Master Plan. The Mulock property is anticipated to open for residents and visitors to enjoy in 2022.
 
The Town of Newmarket purchased the Mulock Property in October 2018. The 11.6 acre property includes welcoming green space and a historic home, all in the centre of urban Newmarket at the northwest corner of Mulock Drive and Yonge Street. The residence that exists on the property is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. It will be preserved by the Town and considered for uses that will best serve the community. The vision for this property is to create an iconic community park/outdoor green space. 
 
The Mulock site contains layers of diverse histories, starting with the initial stewards of the land, the Indigenous First Nations. In the late 1800s, Sir William Mulock, a politician, jurist, educator, agriculturalist and philanthropist made his home on the Newmarket property, hosting influential people from many different fields. The property was owned by the Mulock family for six generations.
 
For more information visit Newmarket.ca/mulockproperty and sign up for Mulock Property updates

 

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