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Accession Number: 00-002

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John R. Fisher collection. -- 1989-1995. -- 30 cm of textual records and other materials.

Biography / History

John R. Fisher was the Special Projects Planner, Planning and Research, for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. He is a graduate of Trent University.

Custodial History

This collection was in the custody of John R. Fisher before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the minutes for the meetings of the Technical Working Committee, from August 13, 1991 to October 13, 1994, various correspondence from environmental organizations, companies, firms, and various levels of government, and various other materials (i.e., published and unpublished studies), pertaining to the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the collection.

This collection was donated by John R. Fisher.

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Finding aids: Y

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Introduction

The Oak Ridges Moraine is a massive ridge in southern Ontario, extending from the Niagara Escarpment to the Trent River. This landscape feature (an interlobate moraine) is a product of sedimentary deposition, of mainly sand and gravel (glacial till), during the glacial retreat and melting of the Wisconsin ice-sheet, approximately 12,000 years ago.

In regard to ecology, it is a significant water storage and headwater feature for southern Ontario. It is molted with various kettle lakes and serves as a "drainage divide" for central Ontario where rivers and streams emanate either north or south from the moraine.

Due to the incursion of urban sprawl and development, as a result of population growth, the integrity of this significant feature has been compromised. Ecological consequences include depletion of water supply, in topsoils, forests and wetland areas, ant the introduction of toxic pollutants. As a result, there has been various efforts towards protecting the moraine.

One endeavor, known as the Oak Ridges Moraine Technical Working Committee, has attempted to coordinate efforts, in scientific background studies of the moraine and the devising of appropriate policies to protect the moraine, through public, private, and governmental consultation and participation.

 

A. Minutes

Box 1

Folder

1: Minutes for 1991

1) First Meeting - August 1, 1991

2) Second Meeting - September 12, 1991

3) Third Meeting - September 26, 1991

4) Fourth Meeting - October 10, 1991

5) Fifth Meeting - October 24, 1991

6) Sixth Meeting - November 7, 1991

7) Seventh Meeting - December 19, 1991

 

2: Minutes for 1992

1) Eighth Meeting - January 9, 1992

2) Ninth Meeting - January 23, 1992

3) Tenth Meeting - February 6, 1992

4) Eleventh Meeting - February 20, 1992

5) Twelfth Meeting - March 12, 1992

6) Thirteenth Meeting - April 2, 1992

7) Fourteenth Meeting - April 30, 1992

8) Sixteenth Meeting - June 11, 1992

9) Seventeenth Meeting - June 18, 1992

10) Eighteenth Meeting - July 2, 1992

11) Nineteenth Meeting - July 16, 1992

12) Twentieth Meeting - August 20, 1992

13) Twenty-first Meeting - September 3, 1992

14) Twenty-second Meeting - September 17, 1992

15) Twenty-third Meeting - October 1, 1992

16) Twenty-fourth Meeting - October 29, 1992

17) Twenty-fifth Meeting - November 12, 1992

18) Twenty-sixth Meeting - November 26, 1992

19) Twenty-seventh Meeting - December 10, 1992

20) Twenty-eighth Meeting - December 17, 1992

 

3: Minutes for 1993

1) Thirtieth Meeting - January 14, 1993

2) Thirty-first Meeting - January 21, 1993

3) Thirty-second Meeting - February 4, 1993

4) Thirty-fifth Meeting - March 25, 1993

5) Thirty-eighth Meeting - April 29, 1993

6) Thirty-ninth Meeting - May 27, 1993

7) Fortieth Meeting - June 10, 1993

8) Forty-first Meeting - June 24, 1993

9) Forty-second Meeting - July 8, 1993

10) Forty-third Meeting - July 22, 1993

11) Forty-fourth Meeting - September 9, 1993

12) Forty-fifth Meeting - September 23, 1993

13) Forty-sixth Meeting - October 28, 1993

14) Forty-seventh Meeting - November 9, 1993

15) Forty-eighth Meeting - December 1, 1993

16) Forty-ninth Meeting - December 9, 1993

 

4: Minutes for 1994

1) Fifty-second Meeting - January 20, 1994

2) Fifty-third Meeting - February 3, 1994

3) Fifty-fourth Meeting - February 10, 1994

4) Fifty-fifth Meeting - February 17, 1994

5) Fifty-sixth Meeting - February 24, 1994

6) Fifty-seventh Meeting - March 3, 1994

7) Fifty-eight Meeting - March 24, 1994

8) Fifty-ninth Meeting - March 31, 1994

9) Sixtieth Meeting - April 11, 1994

10) Sixty-second Meeting - April 28, 1994

11) Sixty-fourth Meeting - May 26, 1994

12) Sixty-fifth Meeting - June 23, 1994

13) Sixty-sixth Meeting - July 14, 1994

14) Sixty-seventh Meeting - July 21, 1994

15) Sixty-eighth Meeting - August 25, 1994

16) Seventh Meeting - September 15, 1994

17) Seventy-first Meeting - September 15, 1994

18) Seventy-second Meeting - September 22, 1994

19) Seventy-third Meeting - September 29, 1994

20) Seventy-fourth Meeting - October 6, 1994

21) Seventy-fifth Meeting - October 13, 1994

 

B. Miscellaneous Meetings

5: Miscellaneous Meetings, Workshops and Presentations between November 21, 1991 and June 8, 1994

1) November 21, 1991

2) December 2, 1991

3) February 20, 1992

4) April 9, 1992

5) ORM Citizens' Advisory Committee Public Consultation Events Schedule and Meeting Summaries for: February 1, 1994; February 9, 1994; March 2, 1994; March 13, 1994

6) ORM Citizens' Advisory Committee Meetings for: January 11, 1994; January 12, 1994; January 10 1994

7) June 18, 1994

8) "Invitations to Bid" Schedule between: November 13 and December 19 (unknown year)

 

6: File Directory and Codes - Materials distributed to the ORM TWC TWC1-81; TWC466-83; TWC501-690

 

C. Correspondence

7: Aggregate Producers Association of Ontario (3 letters between May 6 1994 and September 21, 1994)

8: Urban Development Institute (4 between November 26, 1993 and July 1994)

9: Canadian Environmental Law Association (2 between March 2, 1994 and August 15, 1994)

10: S.T.O.R.M. Coalition (14 between June 25, 1991 and September 2, 1994)

11: Federation of Ontario Naturalists (19 between December 16, 1991 and October 23, 1994)

12: Conservation Council of Ontario (8 between February 2, 1994 and September 9, 1994)

13: Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (8 between June 9, 1992 and September 24, 1994)

14: Metropolitan Toronto and Conservation Authority (2 between August 12, 1994 and August 16 1994)

15: Various Environmental Organizations (5 between October 4, 1989 and September 28, 1994)

16: Oak Ridges Moraine Technical working Committee (3 between November 25, 1991 and October 17, 1994)

17: Various Municipal Level Governments (8 between November 8, 1991 and July 29, 1994)

18: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (21 between June 24, 1991 and October 11, 1994

19: Various Ministries of the Ontario Government (8 between August 21, 1991 and October 4, 1994)

20: Natural Resources Canada(3 between August 16, 1994 and October 6, 1994)

21: Miscellaneous (14 between December 4, 1993 and October 3, 1994)

 

D. Published Reports and Studies Concerning the ORM

22:

1) Water Supply and Sewage Treatment Systems in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area : An Evaluation of Current Conditions and Future Needs. Don Mills, ON: Proctor & Redfern Limited, 1993.

2) Water Supply and Sewage Treatment Systems in the Oak Ridges Moraine (3 plans of the ORM):

i) Existing Potential Servicing Problems

ii) Existing Service Conditions

iii) Soil Permeability

23: Headwater Management Seminar. Downsview. ON: The Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. May 11, 1976.

24: Definition and Boundaries of the Oak Ridges Moraine Area within the Greater Toronto Area. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. April, 1994.

25: Assessment of Land Use Impact on the Oak Ridges Moraine. (Background Study no. 11) M.M. Dillon Limited and the Ontario Ministry of Natural resources, July 1994.

26: Fisher, J., F. M. Helleiner and K. Wehrenberg. Greenways and Green Space on the Oak Ridges Moraine: Towards Co-operative Planning

27: Action and Reaction: Towards and Environmentally Sensitive Area Policy for the Oak Ridges Moraine. Senior Conservation Studies Program, 1976.

28: Oak Ridges Moraine Study: An Interim Policy Approach to Development. ( Interim Policy Paper). The Regional Municipality of York Planning Department, July 1974.

29: The Effects of Federal and Provincial Policies and Programs on the Oak ridges Moraine Strategies (Background Study no. 8). The Ministry of Natural Resources, April 1994.

30: Implementation Tools: An Evaluation of Potential Legislative, Planning Administrative Tools to Implement an Oak Ridges Moraine Area Strategy (Background Study no. 15) Greater Toronto Area District, Ministry of Natural Resources, October 1994.

31: Land Use Patterns on the Oak Ridges Moraine Area within the Greater Toronto Area (Background Study no. 1). Greater Toronto Area District, Ministry of Natural Resources. December 1994.

 

E. Unpublished Draft Reports and Studies Concerning the ORM

32: Implementation Guidelines: Provincial Interest on the Oak Ridges Moraine Area of the Greater Toronto Area. Ministry of Natural Resources, June 1991.

33: Hydrological Evaluation of the Oak Ridges Moraine Area. The Oak Ridges Moraine Technical Working Committee, 1991

34: Byer, P., R. Gibson and C. Lucyk. Ontario Environmental Assessment Advisory Committee: The Adequacy of the Existing Environmental Planning and Approvals Process for the Ganaraska Watershed (Report no. 38). November 15, 1989.

35: Marchall S. Use of the Planning Act for the Protection of Headwaters - Oak Ridges Moraine. May 1990

36: Rudolph, K. L. and J. F. Baker Concepts in Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology. Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research, University of Waterloo.

37: Groundwater Resource Management (Draft). Mississauga, On: Hunter and Associates with Raven Beck Environmental Ltd. December 9, 1994

38: Implementation Tools: An Evaluation of Planning and Related Administrative Mechanisms to Protect and Manage the Oak Ridges Moraine (Background Study no. 15 - Discussion Draft). ORM Technical Working Committee. February 1993.

39: Oak Ridges Moraine Trail Study: Phase 1 - Inventory Mapping (Final Discussion Draft - Background Study no. 9). Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. April 15, 1994.

40: Oak Ridges Moraine Hydrogeology study (Draft). Mississauga, On: Hunter and Associates with Raven Beck Environmental Ltd. March 22, 1994.

41: Final Draft: Oak Ridges Moraine Aggregate Resources Study (Background Study no. 10). The ORM Aggregate Committee.. February 1994.

42: The Oak Ridges Moraine Strategy for the Greater Toronto Area. ORM Technical Working Committee.

 

F. Miscellaneous Folders

43: Miscellaneous Unpublished Materials

1) Possible Planning Approach

2) Deciding what the Oak Ridges Moraine Strategy Should Look Like - Some Opinions for Discussion

3) Possible Oak Ridges Moraine Stately

4) The Oak Ridges Moraine Planning Study - A Year in Review (Draft)

5) The Report on the Oak Ridges Moraine Hydrogeology Study

 

44: S.T.O.R.M Coalition Writings

1) To Members of the Storm Coalition and to Members of the Land-use Caucus of the OEN S.T.O.R.M. C.L.O.U.D Papers - Occasional Papers Series

2) #1: Protecting Our Heritage: A Brief Presented by the Save the Oak Ridges Moraine to the Environmental Assessment Advisory Committee.

3) #2: Residential Development in the Ganaraska Watershed: Political and Ecological Considerations

4) #3: Path to Protection: Justification for Creation of an Oak Ridges Moraine Environmental Education Trail

5) #4: On the Suitability of the ABC: Resource Survey Method for Citizens Undertaking Heritage Proposals on the Oak Ridges Moraine

6) #5: Land Use Changes on the Oak Ridges Moraine in Durham County 1891-1931

 

G. Government Reports

45: Legislation, Policies and Guidelines

1) Policies

2) Evaluation of Implementation Option #1 (2)

3) Legislation, Policies and Guidelines Affecting Land Uses in the Oak Ridges Moraine

4) Evaluation of Implementation Options by Policy Statement Committee

5) Oak ridges Moraine Policies

6) Interim Environmental Planning Guidelines for the Oak Ridges Moraine.

7) Implementation of Oak Ridges Moraine Strategy. Option 2

 

46: Responses and Issues of Concern

1) Issues Raised by the Public to be Reviewed by the TWC

2) Provincial Freeze of Consulting Services for the Oak Ridges Moraine Planning Study.

3) Outstanding Issues

4) Summary of Response to Oak Ridges Moraine Area Draft Strategy

5) Comments form the Two Draft Background Study no. 10

6) Aggregate Issues/(Sources)

7) ORM Area Strategy: Issues/Comment Table (2)

8) Oak Ridges Moraine Area Strategy: Water Resource System Comment Tables

 

47: Miscellaneous Information Pertaining to the ORM

1) Definition of the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the Greater Toronto Area

2) Finalizing the Boundaries of the Oak Ridges Moraine Area

3) Wetland Concerns on the Oak Ridges Moraine

4) Why We Must Save the Oak Ridges Moraine

5) Pie Chart - National Heritage System with Unlicensed Potential Aggregate 187 sq. km

6) Statistics - Primary and Secondary Aggregate Resource Areas as Related to Unlicensed Core and Corridor Areas

7) Moraine Land Uses 1987

8) Agriculture in Toronto's Urban Field

9) Map (2 page sized) - Greater Toronto Area

10) Environmentally Significant Area Status

11) biophysical Inventory Shopping List

12) Natural Heritage System as it Relates to Potential Aggregate Areas within the Oak Ridges Moraine

 

48: Miscellaneous Newsletters and Pamphlets

1) (10) The Oak Ridges Moraine Technical Working Committee and Citizens' Advisory Committee - Dec. 1993; Jan. 1994; Feb 6, 1995; Autumn 1993 vol. 2 no.1; Spring 1994 vol. 3 no.1

2) STORM Coalition - Seasonal Storms, Feb. 1994

3) Ontario Trails Council - Greenways: Trails for Today and Tomorrow, Spring 1991 vol. 2 no. 1

4) (2) urban Development Institute - Presidents Comments - Aug 1994 vol. 4. Issue 33; Nov. 1991 vol. 2 issue 11

5) Citizens for an Oak Ridges Trail

6) Long Point Bird Observatory, Summer 1994 vol. 26 no. 2

 

49: Bibliographies

 

50: Miscellaneous

1) Wilson, B/ "E.A.A.C Ganaraska Findings Affect all Oak Ridges Moraine and Ontario Planning Practices." Ontario Planning Journal. Mar/Apr 1990, vol.5, no. 1

2) Newspaper Article - Barris, M. "Minister Quiet on Moraine." Oshawa Times.

3) Comic Strip - Animal Crackers

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