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Ground broken on luxurious, outdoor, year-round day spa

VETTA Nordic Spa, a luxurious outdoor day spa has officially broken ground in Oro-Medonte, bringing the rich tradition of sauna use in Finland and Scandinavia, to be built on a 26-acre parcel of land within Horseshoe Valley nestled in a serene forest of mature maples and pines at the top of the Horseshoe Resort. VETTA is only a one-hour drive north from the GTA.

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Council proceeds with Stayner revitalization plan

Clearview council has accepted a proposal from Stefan Bolliger Associates Inc. Landscape Architects for the redevelopment of a Downtown Open Space (Amenities) Improvement Plan known as the Station Park/Gideon Street Redevelopment in Stayner. The $24,337.50 fee was one of two comparable quotes received. The plan will identify, prioritize and provide an implementation strategy for the phased improvement of publicly owned lands in Stayner’s downtown core.

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Stayner downtown plan encourages pedestrians

A presentation of the Stayner downtown open space improvement plan was slipped in before Monday’s council meeting. With little promotion and the midday timeslot only about eight members of the public were in attendance, along with many members of township staff. Everyone we talked to seemed to agree the concepts look great.

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Planning for Stayner’s future growth

The small community of Stayner is about to boom with an influx of new housing. “Stayner is built ready to go,” says mayor Chris Vanderkruys. “We already have our water and sewage capacity situated for growth. We have about 4,500 homes on the books to build.” Along with houses on the horizon, the mayor says it’s time to improve the downtown area.

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The Carl Borgstrom Award for Service to the Environment

Stefan Bolliger: Influenced by Emil Van der Meulen and later Walter Kehm, Stefan became an advocate for cooperative environmental design as the foundation for landscape architecture. It is the concept that ecological, natural resource-based planning and design forms are the very basis for our sustained survival in our rapidly changing natural, rural and urban environments. In 1975 The Open Space Plan for Townsend became the successful test subject for his environmental philosophy.

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A vision for the heart of Clearview Township

This fall, councillors will be making decisions on the future look of Stayner’s downtown in a project that should be more than a mere makeover of the main street. The plan — developed by consultant Stefan Bolliger and refined over the last six months — details cobblestone sidewalks, pedestrian corridors leading to the downtown, improved parking on the side streets, and park areas.

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Township of Ramara - Economic Development

Now that spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner, one of the big projects for Economic Development is now in full swing. The Township has retained Stefan Bolliger Associates Inc., Landscape Architects to move forward with the gateway signage that Council approved on March 25, 2019. Stefan Bolliger Associates Inc. are currently designing the signs in order to provide us with the construction drawings needed to move forward with a Request for Proposal (RFP) to companies that will construct the signs for us.

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20 Awards Presented at the Awards Ceremony!

OALA Awards - The OALA Awards Ceremony took place on Friday afternoon in the Huron Ballroom at the Village Conference Centre with Masters of Ceremony, OALA members Stefan Fediuk and Jim Melvin. The Carl Borgstrom Award for Service to the Environment was presented to two recipients: Linda Laflamme & Stefan Bolliger

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Penetanguishene’s history front and centre

A town square and plaza, amphitheatre, observation deck, and a Wendat “gathering circle” and longhouse are a few of the features proposed for the redevelopment of Penetanguishene’s Rotary Park. Town officials anticipate the park will be one of the most historic and educational in the province, telling the story of the town and French explorer Samuel de Champlain.

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