What Do These GTA and Surrounding Area Landmarks All Have in Common?
• Christie Pits
• Royal Botanical Gardens
• Evergreen Brick Works
• Kerncliff Park
• U of T’s Erindale College
• Smythe Park
• Glen Major Management Tract
• And more than a dozen golf courses
They are all former sand and gravel pits or rock quarries! Surprised? Don’t be — land rehabilitation is an integral part of the aggregate industry. It’s important to remember that pits and quarries don’t last forever. Once the material is removed, the opportunity for new and exciting land uses abound! To obtain a licence, aggregate companies must have a rehabilitation plan for the end use of the operation. It might become a woodlot, farmer’s field, vineyard, recreational facility, housing development, or even a naturalized area for local wildlife habitat.
Learn more about award-winning rehabilitation projects at GravelFacts.ca