Seaton, Ontario

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Seaton Community
Planning area
Land Use for the Seaton Community
Land Use for the Seaton Community
Coordinates: 43°53′35″N 79°8′14″W / 43.89306°N 79.13722°W / 43.89306; -79.13722Coordinates: 43°53′35″N 79°8′14″W / 43.89306°N 79.13722°W / 43.89306; -79.13722
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Durham
City Pickering
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L1?
Area code(s) 905 and 289

Seaton will be a community in north Pickering in Ontario, Canada. Seaton is bounded by West Duffins Creek to the west, Sideline 16 to the east, Highway 7 to the north, and the CP Rail line to the south; it abuts the communities of Green River, Whitevale, and Brougham. It was devised community by the provincial government dating to the 1970s.[1] By the time of full build-out, the community is expected to include a population of up to 70,000 people and 35,000 jobs.[2]

Politics[edit]

In the early 1970's, the provincial government expropriated and purchased approximately 8,100 hectares of land in north Pickering.[3] These lands, known as the North Pickering Land Assembly, were acquired to develop a community of approximately 250,000.[3] This community would serve the proposed federal international airport, which was to be located just to the north.[3] To date, not only has an airport not been constructed, but there is no official decision regarding whether it is required.[4]

The Seaton lands (originally known as Cedarwood[5]), have received much attention from local residents and environmentalists. It was a prominent component of the North Pickering Land Exchange of November 2003 enacted by the Liberal provincial government,[6] in which developers received land in Seaton in exchange for lands owned by those developers on the Oak Ridges Moraine, primarily in Richmond Hill and Uxbridge. Development of the area has begun south of Taunton Road.

Communities[edit]

Similar to Cornell, Ontario, Seaton will have planned communities built within it:[7]

  • Lamoreaux - likely for the ancestors of Huguenot Loyalist Josue L'Amoreaux (1738–1834)
  • Brock-Taunton
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Wilson Meadows
  • Thompson's Corner's
  • Pickering Innovation Corridor

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.pickering.ca/en/cityhall/seatoncommunity.asp
  2. ^ https://www.pickering.ca/en/cityhall/centralpickeringdevelopmentplan.asp
  3. ^ a b c "Central Pickering Development Plan". Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Release of the Report of the Independent Advisor on the Economic Development of the Pickering Lands". Transport Canada. Transport Canada. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Central Pickering Development Plan". Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "North Pickering Land Exchange". The Oak Ridges Moraine. Government of Ontario - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Retrieved 2010-07-15.  Cf. also City of Pickering, A History of the Provincial Lands in Pickering, 1970-2007.
  7. ^ http://www.pickering.ca/en/cityhall/neighbourhoodplans.asp

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