Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site History

The Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site operated as a municipal landfill site from 1976 to 2001. In the 1990s it was decided that a naturalization site with a trail system would replace the landfill once it closed on Jan. 1, 2002.

The naturalization site was to be a place that would sustain wildlife and provide habitat, while residents would have opportunities for environmental education and recreation.

Developing the Site to be Environmentally Friendly

The Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site was one of Ontario's first comprehensive "Green Sites". 

Efforts were made in the design of the site to reduce energy consumption, reuse natural materials and recycle building materials.

Awards and Recognition

The naturalization site has been recognized with a number of awards, including the prestigious First Place and Gold Award at the International Awards for Liveable Communities in Spain.

Additional awards include:

  • American Planning Association
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Ontario Public Works Association
  • Canadian Urban Institute

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