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Cheltenham Badlands Are Closed Forever

04/01/2018, 5:15pm EDT
By Arnold Carson

The Public Was Lied To Again

The ONTARIO HERITAGE FUND, the group that closed the Cheltenham Badlands has told the public that they are reopening in June of 2018. 

It's not true. They are opening a catwalk that will allow you for some hours of the day to simply LOOK at the Badlands.

The group stated that they are going to continue to block the Badlands "hills" that they refer to as "the topography" through barbed-wire and possibly razorwire fencing.

This sounds just about right for anything the Ontario government gets involved in, they take our tax dollars and spend them on razor wire and security guards to KEEP US OUT of mother nature's wonders.

Don't be fooled by the marketing of the Ontario government, you'll never step on the Badlands again, which is all but guaranteed to destroy the local economy.

Where is the Caledon City Council on this? Why are not opening up their only tourist attraction to the public?

When a local business goes out of business, the city makes less money in business tax, so why is the council not fighting for their constituents instead of capitulating to the little boys and girls who work for Kathleen Wynne?

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Here is the email I received after the conversation:

 

Following up on our conversation yesterday afternoon - thanks for providing your email address so that we could send you further information in response to your questions, and re-iterate some key points about plans for the Badlands property.

 

About the Ontario Heritage Trust and our partners on the Cheltenham Badlands property:

 

  • The Cheltenham Badlands is owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust. The strategic direction for the property is being developed in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, the Region of Peel, the Town of Caledon, the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club, the Caledon Countryside Alliance, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

 

 

  • Based on the Trust's mandate and in consultation with the planning team, the following Guiding Principles were developed to direct long-term planning at the site:

  • Conserve the property's cultural and natural heritage values

  • Ensure safety for all individuals who visit the site

  • Improve accessibility for those who wish to access the site

  • Enhance opportunities for interpretation and public education

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Why the Badlands needs to be protected:

  • The growth in the site's popularity has resulted in significant and measurable erosional impact that threatens the rugged topography of the Badlands. Each of the thousands of visitors who set foot on the Badlands causes irreversible damage. To stop this deterioration and protect the sensitive red shale surface from further damage, the site was closed in 2015. Efforts are underway to protect the Badlands feature going forward, while allowing access for visitors to view the shale feature from a new boardwalk.

 

Plans at the Badlands property for 2018:

 

  • In summer 2018, new trails and a new boardwalk at the Badlands property will open to the public to allow viewing of the shale feature. Visitors will be asked to refrain from walking on the rolling hills of the Badlands to help protect this sensitive landscape but access to the property will be enhanced, and made safer, with a series of new features, including:

  • A new parking lot to provide safe parking to access the property

  • A new accessible boardwalk for viewing the Badlands feature

  • A new accessible parking space with connection to the boardwalk

  • New informational panels describing the history and geology of the site

  • New trailhead and wayfinding signs

  • Improvements to trails and watercrossings

  • Operational details for the property, including staffing, are still under discussion. More information will be available in the coming months.

 

Long-term plans:

 

  • Since the site closed in 2015, a Master Plan for the Badlands has been in development by the Ontario Heritage Trust and our partners, which will outline the long-term vision for the site as well as identify major projects, new trails and other site enhancements to be implemented in phases over the next several years. This Master Plan is required under Part 3 of the Niagara Escarpment Plan.

  • As part of the Master Planning process the Trust has held a series of public consultation meetings, in addition to a number of discussion forums to receive input from local residents and local business representatives.

  • Once the property is re-opened in 2018, the Trust and our partners will monitor visitation and use of the site.

 

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Hopefully this information is helpful.

 

Best regards,

Catrina

 


Catrina Colme | Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist

Ontario Heritage Trust
Telephone: 416.325.5074  |  Cell: 416.278.0442
Email:catrina.colme@heritagetrust.on.ca

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