Ballantrae, Ontario

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Gazatteer'' (Toronto: Roswell, 1849), 177. The population reached 350 in 1851, 600 in 1866, and 866 in 1881, with a diversity of Mennonite, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Baptist and Congregational places of worship. Cf. Barkey et al., Appendix A: Churches, ''Whitchurch-Township'', 126ff. Also C.P. Mulvany, et al.,

; The hamlet of Stouffville grew rapidly in the 1840s, and by 1849, it had "one physician and surgeon, two stores, two taverns, one blacksmith, one waggon maker, one oatmeal mill, one tailor, one shoemaker." Stouffville, ''Canadian Gazatteer'' (Toronto: Roswell, 1849), 177. The population reached 350 in 1851, 600 in 1866, and 866 in 1881, with a diversity of Mennonite, Methodist


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Management Strategy: Alternative Growth Options Discussion Paper " (March 15, 2013), 3-2, Fig. 13. A significant issue facing Ballantrae in the coming years is the federal government's proposed development of an international airport directly south-east of Whitchurch-Stouffville (the Pickering Airport lands); under the current plan, an approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly above the communities of Ballantrae and Musselman Lake, Ontario

(the Pickering Airport lands); under the current plan, an approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly above the communities of Ballantrae (Ballantrae, Ontario) and Musselman Lake, with planes descending (or ascending) from 500 to 450 metres. The plan calls for 11.9 million passengers per year (or 32,600 per day) by 2032. Cf. Transport Canada, Plan Showing Pickering Airport Site; also


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Musselman's Lake , with planes descending (or ascending) from 535 to 500 metres. The 2004 plan calls for 11.9 million passengers per year (or 32,600 per day) by 2032. Cf. Transport Canada, Plan Showing Pickering Airport Site; also Pickering Airport Draft Plan Report, 6.3. A "Needs Assessment Study" was completed

Pickering Lands Needs Assessment Study ," July 11, 2011. The 2013 announcement was not challenged by the community's municipal leadership. Sandra Bolan, "Pickering Airport Good for Stouffville," ''Stouffville Sun-Tribune'' (June 12, 2013). Managing growth has been a key issue for this area of Whitchurch-Stouffville. In 2010 Ballantrae experienced a significant

-maps-menu-1513.htm Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations: Schedule A (Map) , 2004; Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement - Consultation, September 30, 2004. 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


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-maps-menu-1513.htm Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations: Schedule A (Map) , 2004; Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement - Consultation, September 30, 2004. 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

it difficult for those with low income; a high proportion of recent immigrants experience housing affordability problems in certain census tracts in Whitchurch–Stouffville. York University, Infrastructure in York Region: Human Resources Analysis , (June 30, 2009), 88. The ratio of owned dwellings to rented dwellings in Whitchurch–Stouffville is almost 6 to 1, whereas for Ontario as a whole it is 2.5 to 1. Between 1994 and 2009, 84% of the new residential units in Whitchurch


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Musselman's Lake , with planes descending (or ascending) from 535 to 500 metres. The 2004 plan calls for 11.9 million passengers per year (or 32,600 per day) by 2032. Cf. Transport Canada, Plan Showing Pickering Airport Site; also Pickering Airport Draft Plan Report, 6.3. A "Needs Assessment Study" was completed

Pickering Lands Needs Assessment Study ," July 11, 2011. The 2013 announcement was not challenged by the community's municipal leadership. Sandra Bolan, "Pickering Airport Good for Stouffville," ''Stouffville Sun-Tribune'' (June 12, 2013). Managing growth has been a key issue for this area of Whitchurch-Stouffville. In 2010 Ballantrae experienced a significant

-maps-menu-1513.htm Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations: Schedule A (Map) , 2004; Pickering Airport Site Zoning Regulations: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement - Consultation, September 30, 2004. 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


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Gazatteer'' (Toronto: Roswell, 1849), 177. The population reached 350 in 1851, 600 in 1866, and 866 in 1881, with a diversity of Mennonite, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Baptist and Congregational places of worship. Cf. Barkey et al., Appendix A: Churches, ''Whitchurch-Township'', 126ff. Also C.P. Mulvany, et al.,

; The hamlet of Stouffville grew rapidly in the 1840s, and by 1849, it had "one physician and surgeon, two stores, two taverns, one blacksmith, one waggon maker, one oatmeal mill, one tailor, one shoemaker." Stouffville, ''Canadian Gazatteer'' (Toronto: Roswell, 1849), 177. The population reached 350 in 1851, 600 in 1866, and 866 in 1881, with a diversity of Mennonite, Methodist


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of 300. Cf. a thorough account of Ballantrae's history in Jean Barkey et al., Whitchurch Township (Erin, ON: Boston Mills, 1993), 87-90. See also the detailed 1878 map, Township of Whitchurch, ''Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont.'' (Toronto: Miles

, Ontario Pine Orchard , Pleasantville (Pleasantville, Ontario), Preston Lake (Preston Lake, Ontario), Ringwood (Ringwood, Ontario), Vandorf (Vandorf, Ontario), Vivian, and Wesley Corners (Wesley Corners, Ontario). Cf. Boundary Map, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, official website. For a detailed history of these unique communities, see Jean Barkey et al.,


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Management Strategy: Alternative Growth Options Discussion Paper " (March 15, 2013), 3-2, Fig. 13. A significant issue facing Ballantrae in the coming years is the federal government's proposed development of an international airport directly south-east of Whitchurch-Stouffville (the Pickering Airport lands); under the current plan, an approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly above the communities of Ballantrae and Musselman Lake, Ontario

Pickering Lands Needs Assessment Study ," July 11, 2011. The 2013 announcement was not challenged by the community's municipal leadership. Sandra Bolan, "Pickering Airport Good for Stouffville," ''Stouffville Sun-Tribune'' (June 12, 2013). Managing growth has been a key issue for this area of Whitchurch-Stouffville. In 2010 Ballantrae experienced a significant

tapq6aen3tdvjznfev22knbyqcf4n2ap3hsj3ide4boqkavckanskyx6x46uwsm4ztdjgdeibp37iop4d6zg2pwkbd ROPA06.pdf Amendment 6 to the Official Plan for the Regional Municipality of York (1998). Not unlike the late 19th century, responsible land and water stewardship, as well as the positive integration of many new residents annually into the community, define the challenges and opportunities for Whitchurch–Stouffville in the years to come. The most significant challenge facing Whitchurch–Stouffville in the coming years, however, is the federal


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released the report in July 2011, which identified the most likely time range for the need of the airport to be 2027-2029, and confirmed the site layout proposed in the 2004 Draft Plan Report. See GTAA, "Needs Assessment Study Pickering Lands: Final Report," March 2011, fig. 12.1 & par. 12.4.3; also Transport Canada, News Release: "Transport Canada releases findings of the 2010 Pickering Lands Needs Assessment Study," July 11, 2011; S. Bolan, "Stouffville politicians mixed over airport plan," ''Stouffville Sun-Tribune'', July 13, 2011. Outside of urban Stouffville, the town operates community centres in the hamlets of Ballantrae (Ballantrae, Ontario), Lemonville (Lemonville, Ontario), and Vandorf (Vandorf, Ontario). The relative prosperity of the town has made it difficult for those with low income; a high proportion of recent immigrants experience housing affordability problems in certain census tracts in Whitchurch–Stouffville. York University, Infrastructure in York Region: Human Resources Analysis , (June 30, 2009), 88. The ratio of owned dwellings to rented dwellings in Whitchurch–Stouffville is almost 6 to 1, whereas for Ontario as a whole it is 2.5 to 1. Between 1994 and 2009, 84% of the new residential units in Whitchurch–Stouffville were low-density dwellings. Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Community of Stouffville Phase Two Development Lands: Background and Options Report (Sept. 2009), 11. In 2006, the median monthly payments for rented dwellings in Whitchurch–Stouffville was $924.00, or 15% higher than the Ontario median; the average value of homes in Whitchurch-Stoufville was 66% higher than the provincial average in 2006, and 52.6% higher than in 2001. Statistics Canada, 2006 Community Profile for Stouffville; cf. also 2001 Community Profile for Whitchurch-Stouffville. Soaring housing costs in the region have resulted in a 28% rise in Food Bank use between January 2008 and January 2010. Editorial, Soaring housing market not good for everyone, ''Stouffville Sun-Tribune'', March 25, 2010; also York Region Food Network, 2009 Report on Hunger, 2. The Community and Health Services Department of York Region has no resources in Stouffville for the homeless; there are two group homes in Whitchurch–Stouffville, as well as 51 units of public social housing and 124 not-for-profit units for the elderly (including a long-term care facility). Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Community of Stouffville Phase Two Development Lands: Background and Options Report (Sept. 2009), 14; cf. also York Support Services Network, Housing Options Program. In 2006, 4% of residents were in a low-income bracket, compared to the provincial average of 11%. Social services in Whitchurch–Stouffville include the ''Whitchurch–Stouffville Food Bank'', located at the Churchill Community Church (Baptist) between the communities of Musselman Lake and Ballantrae (Ballantrae, Ontario) Whitchurch-Stouffville Food Bank, York Region Food Network. and the ''Care and Share Thrift Store'' (Mennonite Central Committee) located on Main Street in urban Stouffville on the original settlement site of Abraham Stouffer. The YMCA also operates an employment resource centre in Stouffville. title Communities of Whitchurch–Stouffville, Ontario (Whitchurch–Stouffville) list1 Ballantrae (Ballantrae, Ontario) A significant issue facing the Musselman Lake community in the coming years is the federal government's proposed development of an international airport immediately south-east of Whitchurch–Stouffville (the Pickering Airport lands); under the current plan, an approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly above the communities of Ballantrae (Ballantrae, Ontario) and Musselman Lake, with planes descending (or ascending) from 500 to 450 metres. The plan calls for 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, 6.3. 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. Nearest communities Musselman's Lake is situated near the eastern boundary of the town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. Neighbouring communities within Whitchurch–Stouffville include Ballantrae (Ballantrae, Ontario) to the north-east and Bloomington (Bloomington, York Region, Ontario) to the south. Goodwood (Goodwood, Ontario), a community of the town of Uxbridge (Uxbridge, Ontario), lies to the east.


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concerns about wet basements and frequent operation of their sump pumps. Cf. Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ballantrae High Water Table Investigation. Already in 1993, the Whitchurch Historical Committee warned a new generation of "Whitchurch-Stouffville residents" to be ever "vigilant to treat trees and forests with respect ... . In the 1990s care must be taken so that urbanization

Ballantrae, Ontario

'''Ballantrae, Ontario''' (2011 population (Canada 2011 Census) 1,382) is a hamlet (hamlet (place)) in the Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville (Whitchurch–Stouffville). Named after the village of Ballantrae in South Ayrshire, Scotland, the community is centred on the intersection of Aurora Road (York Regional Road 15) and Highway 48 (Highway 48 (Ontario)). The hamlet was first settled in the early nineteenth century, and by 1895 it had a population of 300. Cf. a thorough account of Ballantrae's history in Jean Barkey et al., Whitchurch Township (Erin, ON: Boston Mills, 1993), 87-90. See also the detailed 1878 map, Township of Whitchurch, ''Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont.'' (Toronto: Miles & Co., 1878). The settlement was located on the edge of a vast lumber industry centred in the hamlet of Vivian (Vivian, Ontario); a spur-line of the Toronto and Nipissing Railway built in 1877 ran through Ballantrae from Stouffville (Whitchurch-Stouffville) to Jackson's Point (Jackson's Point, Ontario) on Lake Simcoe. In the early twentieth century, Ballantrae's population declined dramatically. Large-scale deforestation and erosion of the thin soil of northern Whitchurch Township created virtual sand deserts. Barkey et al., Whitchurch Township, 89; 30f. In 1910, its population was 250; cf. Province of Ontario, Gazetteer and Directory, 1910-1911 (Ingersoll: Union, 1910), 46. With the passage of the Reforestation Act (1911), the process of reclaiming these areas slowly began. The Vivian Forest, a large conservation area on the edge of Ballantrae, was established in 1924 for this purpose.

Ballantrae experienced 300% growth between 2001 and 2006 to 1,278 people, and 8% growth between 2006 and 2011 with a total population of 1,382 people. ; H. Volpe, Growing Pains for Stouffville?, ''Whitchurch-Stouffville Sun Tribune'', Feb. 1, 2007; also Warren Smith, "Ballantrae Golf and Country Club - Not always thus ..."; Statistics Canada, Ballantrae 2011 Census Profile. In 2011, Ballantrae had 105 children age 17 and under, and has one public school of the same name (Ballantrae Public School) with 259 pupils. Statistics Canada, Ballantrae 2011 Census Profile; York Region District School Board, Ballantrae Public School. The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville forecasts the population of Ballantrae to decline slightly between 2012 and 2031. Town of Whitchurh-Stouffville, "Growth Management Strategy: Alternative Growth Options Discussion Paper" (March 15, 2013), 3-2, Fig. 13.

A significant issue facing Ballantrae in the coming years is the federal government's proposed development of an international airport directly south-east of Whitchurch-Stouffville (the Pickering Airport lands); under the current plan, an approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly above the communities of Ballantrae and Musselman's Lake (Musselman Lake, Ontario), with planes descending (or ascending) from 535 to 500 metres. The 2004 plan calls for 11.9 million passengers per year (or 32,600 per day) by 2032. Cf. Transport Canada, Plan Showing Pickering Airport Site; also Pickering Airport Draft Plan Report, 6.3. 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, and on June 11, 2013 announced a decision to proceed. Transport Canada, "Press Release," June 11, 2013; "News Release: Transport Canada releases findings of the 2010 Pickering Lands Needs Assessment Study," July 11, 2011. The 2013 announcement was not challenged by the community's municipal leadership. Sandra Bolan, "Pickering Airport Good for Stouffville," ''Stouffville Sun-Tribune'' (June 12, 2013).

Managing growth has been a key issue for this area of Whitchurch-Stouffville. In 2010 Ballantrae experienced a significant rise in water table levels—-a normal result of deforestation on small watersheds Trees both transpire water and their deep-root system draw down water levels (biodrainage); cf., for example, A. Heuperman et al., Biodrainage: principles, experiences and applications (Rome: UN Food and Agriculture, 2002), 12ff.; Mingteh Chang, Forest hydrology: an introduction to water and forests (CRC, 2003), 193, 203; also Peter E. Black Watershed hydrology (CRC, 1996), 161. —and residents expressed concerns about wet basements and frequent operation of their sump pumps. Cf. Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ballantrae High Water Table Investigation. Already in 1993, the Whitchurch Historical Committee warned a new generation of "Whitchurch-Stouffville residents" to be ever "vigilant to treat trees and forests with respect ... . In the 1990s care must be taken so that urbanization and concrete road-building do not repeat the destruction to our forest heritage." Barkey et al, Whitchurch Township, 33; 30f.

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