Ashburn, Ontario

What is Ashburn, Ontario known for?


local agricultural

: books.google.ca books?id hFUYAAAAYAAJ&vq ashburn&pg PA22#v onepage&q&f false Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America (Montreal: Lovell, 1875), 22. In the nineteenth century the local Agricultural Society regularly held cattle fairs in the village. W. H. Higgins, ''The Life and Times of Joseph Gould'', (Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1887), 262; also 129. ref


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Town of Whitby (Whitby, Ontario). The hamlet received a house numbering system in the 1980s. Whitby Public Library, "Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection: House Numbering in Whitby," accessed March 18, 2012. In 1972 Ashburn added only its third street when the Bryson family sold 9 acres in the northeast quadrant of the village to a developer with the stipulation that the street servicing the development


development program

a grant of $3.1 million under Ontario's Rural Economic Development Program (RED), to expand their facilities on the Oak Ridges Moraine, and to support the creation of 80 new jobs. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario,New Food Processing Plant Creating Jobs in Durham (July 5, 2011). In July 2004, 150 residents of Ashburn filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against Greenwood Mushroom Farm, claiming that the stench from the farm created a nuisance, and that its noxious odours violated the Environmental Protection Act. Elizabeth Brubaker, "A Mushrooming Problem: Agricultural Nuisances in Ontario," ''Greener Pastures: Decentralizing the Regulation of Agricultural Pollution'' (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007), ch. 5, p. 57; also "Ashburn residents launch suit over `putrid' odours from mushroom farm," ''The Canadian Press,'' July 9, 2004. In December 2011, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned the public that some sliced mushroom products from Greenwood Mushroom Farm "may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes" and were recalled; cf. Canadian Food Inspection Agency, "Health Hazard Alert: Certain Sliced Mushrooms may contain Listeria monocytogenes," accessed March 17, 2012. The hamlet is home to a number of sporting facilities: the Royal Ashburn Golf Club (est. 1962), which has been ranked as one of the top fifty public golf courses in Canada, Royal Ashburn Golf Club, Our History, accessed March 17, 2012. In 2012, W. Paterson of the Royal Ashburn Golf Course received the Dr. J. Murray Speirs Restoration Award for his commitment to watershed stewardship and wetland habitat enhancement with the construction and naturalization of a 4-hectare wetland at the golf club (cf. Region of Durham, "Planning and Economic Development Report No. 2012-P-30," p. 3). the Heather Glen Golf Course, Official website, Heather Glen Golf Course, accessed March 17, 2012. and Ski Dagmar. Official website, Ski Dogmar, accessed March 17, 2012. Also located in Ashburn is a fully wheelchair accessible working farm and registered charity, WindReach Farm. WindReach has welcomed more than 20,000 visitors with physical and or intellectual disabilities annually and works with nearly 350 community organizations. Its Para-Dressage CPEDI3 competition attracts elite para-equestrian athletes from around the world. Heritage Canada, Government of Canada Supports WindReach International Para-Dressage CPEDI3 Competition (May 28, 2010), accessed March 17, 2012; Equine Canada, "Canadian Riders Victorious at the WindReach International Para-Dressage Event," (May 28, 2010), accessed March 17, 2012; Ministry of Community and Social Services, WindReach Farm: Making Country Life Accessible (Nov 4, 2011). Transportation Ashburn is easily accessible from Highway 407, which begins 17 kilometres south-west of the hamlet in the village of Brougham (Brougham, Ontario). Highway 7 (Ontario Highway 7) and Highway 12 (Ontario Highway 12) pass through the neighbouring hamlet of Myrtle (Myrtle, Ontario), 3 kilometres east of Ashburn, leading south through Whitby (Whitby, Ontario) to Highway 401 (Ontario Highway 401) (17 kilometres) and north to the Trans-Canada Highway (35 kilometres). Myrtle Road is an important local east-west corridor, which has created safety concerns for walkers around the hamlet's main intersection at Ashburn Road. Town of Whitby, Official Plan Review: Participant Feedback Summary. Phase 1, Workshop 3, April 20, 2011, p. 8; Official Plan Review: Participant Feedback Summary. Phase 1, Workshop 2, April 13, 2011, p. 5. In 1990, Via Rail ceased passenger service on the Havelock-Peterborough-Toronto line, which runs across the northern edge of Ashburn and stops in the neighbouring hamlet of Myrtle Station (Myrtle Station, Ontario). In recent years, there has been significant local, federal and provincial support for a plan to restore passenger service to this line. Cf. Greg Gormick, Transportation Policy Advisor, Shining Waters Railway, January 11, 2011; MetroLinx (Greater Toronto Transportation Authority), Peterborough Rail Study: Final Report, vol. 1, Feb. 2010. The station would complement growth projections for the north end of Whitby. A future opportunity and challenge to the community of Ashburn and its neighbours is the proposed development of an international airport 12 kilometers west of the village on the Pickering Airport lands. Under the current plan, the approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly south of Ashburn, with planes descending near the hamlet from an elevation of 521 metres to 480 metres. The plan anticipates 11.9 million passengers per year (or 32,600 per day) by 2032. Cf. Transport Canada, Plan Showing Pickering Airport Site; also Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Pickering Airport Draft Plan Report, 2004. By comparison, Toronto Pearson International Airport had 32.3 million passengers in 2008, with an average of 1,179 "aircraft movements" per day (GTTA, Toronto Pearson Fast Facts. A "Needs Assessment Study" was completed by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for the federal government in May 2010. After a "due diligence review," Transport Canada released the report in July 2011. Transport Canada, News Release: "Transport Canada releases findings of the 2010 Pickering Lands Needs Assessment Study," July 11, 2011. Festivals Annually the community hosts Ashburn Canada Day Festivities at Ashburn Park. Notable residents William G. Newman (1928–1988), a provincial Minister of Agriculture in the government of William G. Davis, was a resident of Ashburn and one-time reeve. Former Agriculture Minister to Leave Politics, ''Tweedsmuir Village History Scrapbook - Greenwood - Kinsale'', 1981. In 2001, Ashburn resident Jean Achmatowicz MacLeod was made a Member of the Order of Canada by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Office of the Governor General of Canada, Order of Canada: Jean Achmatowicz MacLeod, accessed March 17, 2011. Further reading * Rayburn, Alan. ''Place Names of Ontario. '' Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. * Whitby Historical Society. "Our Sesquicentennial, 1855-2005: Whitby, Brooklin, Ashburn, Myrtle." Whitby, ON: 2005. * Winter, Brian. ''Chronicles of a County Town: Whitby Past and Present.'' Whitby, ON: Self-published, 1999. References Category:Neighbourhoods in Whitby, Ontario '''Whitby''' (2011 population (Canada 2011 Census) 122,022) is a town in Durham Region. Whitby is located in Southern Ontario east of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and is home to the headquarters of Durham Region (Durham Region, Ontario). While the southern portion of Whitby is predominantly urban, and an economic hub, the northern part of the municipality is more rural and includes the communities of Ashburn (Ashburn, Ontario), Brooklin (Brooklin, Ontario), Myrtle (Myrtle, Ontario) and Myrtle Station (Myrtle Station, Ontario).


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;PTYPE 88971%2C97154&S 0&SHOWALL 0&SUB 0&TABID 1&THEME 69&Temporal 2006&VID 0&VNAMEE &VNAMEF #FN2 Value of Dwelling; catalogue no. 97-554-XCB2006043 (Whitby, T Code3518009) ." Contextual information for Ashburn's designated primary schools (in the neighbouring hamlet of Brooklin (Brooklin, Ontario)) indicates a lower percentage of children born outside of Canada than the regional and provincial averages, and far fewer bilingual children.<


past years

books page ?id 71&view image&keywords ashburn&page 169 Past Years in Pickering: Sketches of the History of the Community '' (Toronto: Wllm Briggs, 1911). thumb right 375px James Matthewson House, built 1864, 7143Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, Ontario (File:James Matthewson House, built 1864, 7143 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, Ontario.jpg) The Burns Presbyterian Church has been central to the community since its beginnings in 1849. The first church building was constructed in 1857


skill

(after 1967 a community centre) was built circa 1861 by William Pearson (1833–1897), a Scottish builder who constructed many fine stone houses in Whitby (Whitby, Ontario) and Pickering (Pickering, Ontario); each wall was constructed in a different style to showcase Pearson's masonry skill. The school was designated a "cultural heritage property" in 1984. Town of Whitby, Ashburn Community Centre, accessed March 16, 2012; also


characteristic

;GEO CMACA.COD%3BCMA06.DGX&FSA l0b1a0&ALLCHAR *&Button_ List&Go Retrieve+now&NOINTER 1&RESULTTEMPLATE RAW_C91 Census Tracts containing Postal Code L0B1A: 2006 Cumulative Profile, Oshawa - Census Tracts containing Postal Code L0B1A0 (table), 2006 Census of Population (48 Census Metropolitan Areas Census Agglomerations and Census Tracts) (database), Using E-STAT (distributor) , Characteristic 5320105.11, accessed March 18, 2012. Cf. also

Postal Code L0B1A: 2006 Cumulative Profile, Oshawa - Census Tracts containing Postal Code L0B1A0 (table), 2006 Census of Population (48 Census Metropolitan Areas Census Agglomerations and Census Tracts) (database), Using E-STAT (distributor) , Characteristic 5320105.11, accessed March 18, 2012; 2006 Community Profile for Whitby as a whole and Ontario:


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(after 1967 a community centre) was built circa 1861 by William Pearson (1833–1897), a Scottish builder who constructed many fine stone houses in Whitby (Whitby, Ontario) and Pickering (Pickering, Ontario); each wall was constructed in a different style to showcase Pearson's masonry skill. The school was designated a &quot;cultural heritage property" in 1984. Town of Whitby, Ashburn Community Centre, accessed March 16, 2012; also

Ashburn, Ontario

'''Ashburn''' is a hamlet in the town of Whitby (Whitby, Ontario), Durham Region (Regional Municipality of Durham), Ontario, Canada, located approximately 15 kilometres north of the town core, and centred on the intersection of Ashburn Road and Myrtle Road. It is a rural settlement area on the Oak Ridges Moraine, situated on the headwaters of the Lynde Creek watershed and part of Ontario's protected Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt (Greenbelt (Golden Horseshoe)). Central Lake Ontario Conservation Land and Water Conservation, accessed March 16, 2012; also Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, The Oak Ridges Moraine: Map; and Greenbelt Protection, accessed March 16, 2012. thumb right 375px 1877 Map of Whitby Township, Ontario with a focus on Ashburn and surroundings (File:Ashburn-Whitby Township-Ontario-The Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Ontario Toronto Beers 1877..JPG)

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