• Petitioned The City of Cambridge

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The City of Cambridge

Save the historic Black Bridge!

    1. Petition by

      Heritage Cambridge

The historic Black Bridge, in the Hespeler area of Cambridge, is designated as significant (Ontario Heritage Act) and listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Sites of Canada. It is the last of its kind in the City of Cambridge, and is considered one of the top ten bridges in the Region of Waterloo.

The City of Cambridge is currently conducting an environmental assessment for proposed development that threatens the bridge, the surrounding landscape, and natural species, ie. turtles (of which one species is already identified "at risk"), frogs, etc.

The community residents have come together to officially form the Black Bridge Community Association in order to work collectively to preserve the unique heritage elements within their neighbourhood. With the support of Heritage Cambridge (local branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario), the Association have presented to MHAC (Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee), and to City Council to request the implementation of a Designated Heritage Conservation District to protect this significant area.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Eleanor Grant WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      Blackbridge is a real gem.

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    • Juliet Van wyk CAMBRIDGE, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      Don;t take away the beauty of our lanscape. My kids have cleaned this area up for years and we all love to walk

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    • gary evans PUSLINCH, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      The area has been my home for over 25 years and the Little Dam , Old Mill and Black Bridge make the area very scenic.

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    • Laurie Hadden MARKHAM, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      My wife and I have visited the Black Bridge area frequently and and enjoyed the cultural heritage it brings. Would like to see it preserved.

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    • Cory de Villiers CAMBRIDGE, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Turn townline road into a dead end just before it connects to BlackBridge. Problem solved. traffic can go through Hespeler.

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