The Town of Newmarket would like to thank the many residents that participated in the visioning workshop for the Mulock Property on February 5 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.
Here's how you can get involved:
- Fill out a survey (now until February 19) for your chance to win a $100 Upper Canada Mall gift card. Even if you've already provided input, this is another great opportunity to share your vision and raise your voice.
- Visit the Mulock engagement pop-up booth at the Town's Winterfest event on Saturday, February 15 at Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive). Share your vision through a creative and interactive activity.
- Ask questions, share ideas or even stories/memories of the Mulock family and property at heynewmarket.ca
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