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Connecting Community

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A visionary neighbourhood in the growing community of Lakefield, designed to foster connection through recreational opportunities, design excellence, and natural beauty.

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This vision document has been prepared by EcoVue Consulting Services on behalf of Triple T Holdings Ltd. in support of a development application for a mixed residential community on the west side of Lakefield.

This document outlines the design rationale for the comprehensive plan and the role it will play within the overall community.

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W. G. Turner
W. H. Turner
Matt Turner
Triple T Holdings Ltd.

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Kent Randall, B.E.S., MCIP, RPP Principal Planner EcoVue Consulting Services Inc.

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Context

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The Village of Lakefield is within the Township of Selwyn, in Peterborough County.

Located on the shores of Lake Katchewanooka and the Otonabee River, Lakefield is just a short drive from several major cities, including Peterborough (20 minutes) and Toronto (1h 30).

This makes it an ideal location for those who want to enjoy the benefits of small-town living while still being within easy reach of large-city amenities.

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Vision

The Vision For Ray’s Creek

The vision for Ray’s Creek is to establish a community that is an extension of the Village of Lakefield, offering a similar lifestyle and a wide variety of living options.

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The vision for Ray’s Creek is to establish a community that is an extension of the Village of Lakefield, offering a similar lifestyle and a wide variety of living options. Located within the Secondary Planning Area of Lakefield South, the goal is to establish a complete community that fully integrates with and compliments the existing town. Ray’s Creek will offer easy access to recreational and city amenities, assuring that it is both a sustainable and supportive community.

Surrounded by natural beauty with trails, parks, and forests, Ray’s Creek is a walk and cycle ready neighborhood, full of recreational opportunities. With over 30 hectares of sidewalks, trails, forest, and open recreation space, it is designed to provide green pathways throughout the neighbourhood, connecting to the broader community and offering an active lifestyle to residents.

 

Opportunities to connect with nature year-round are a key component to the planning of this complete community. Gathering places are provided at neighbourhood parks within walking distances of all proposed homes.

A range of housing options including singles, towns, and apartments, including both condominiums and purpose-built rentals, are offered in the community plan to meet the needs of residents of all ages and interests.

Single Detached Homes

A range of housing options including singles, towns, and apartments, including both condominiums and purpose-built rentals, are offered in the community plan to meet the needs of residents of all ages and interests.

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ONE & TWO STOREY HOMES
1500 – 3000 sq ft
255 units

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Multiple Residential Homes

Housing options also include townhomes as well as apartments in the form of both condominiums and purpose-built rentals.

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TWO STOREY TOWNHOMES
2000 sq ft
99 units

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THREE STOREY APARTMENTS CONDOMINIUM & PURPOSE-BUILT RENTAL
800 – 1500 sq ft
586 units

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Movement & Connectivity

Trails, pathways, and parks create a green network that connects and promotes active movement.

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COLLECTOR ROAD
26m Right of Way
Multi Use Path, Sidewalk

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COLLECTOR ROAD
26m Right of Way
Multi Use Path

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LOCAL ROAD
20m Right of Way
Single Sidewalk

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Park Plan + Green Network

Nearly all residents are within a 3 minute walk from green spaces, where people gather and socialize.

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The community plan proposes green connections that permeate throughout Ray’s Creek.

Trails, pathways, and parks create a green network that connects and promotes active movement.

Connecting residents to neighbourhood parks and an extensive green network ensures that nearly all residents are within a 3 minute walk from areas to gather and socialize.

This 3 minute walkshed exceeds general walkability standards, which has a typical standard of 5 minutes.

The Preserve at Ray’s Creek

The community of Ray’s Creek is inspired by the tributary that runs along the western edge of the lands. It is understood to be named after Elizabeth and John Rae, farmers who had immigrated from Ireland to the area in 1838.

Approximately 37 acres (15 hectares) of lands in this community will be protected and preserved to be used for generations to come.

A network of recreational trails throughout the lands will integrate and connect the community with nature, maintaining an environmentally-protected acreage to the west of the development area. Consideration is being given to the long-term stewardship of these lands to remain both protected and accessible to the public.

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Consideration is being given to the long-term stewardship of these lands to remain both protected and accessible to the public.

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Community

Lakefield Amenities

Extending beyond the network of trails and parks of Ray’s Creek, the Village of Lakefield provides an abundance of local amenities.

Recreational opportunities include fishing on Katchewanooka Lake and along the Otonabee River, sunbathing at the local beach and campgrounds, boating along the Trent-Severn Waterway, skating at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval, enjoying the Rotary Greenway Trail, curling at the Lakefield Curling Club, and even skateboarding at the Wave Park. Lakefield provides activities for all ages and all walks of life.

The village is home to many shops, personal services, restaurants, groceries stores and markets.

Lakefield is also home to multiple institutions, including Public, Catholic, and Private schools, in addition to multiple places of worship. The Public Library, Police Station, Chamber of Commerce, Service Ontario, and banks unite the community at its physical centre. The community also enjoys the benefit of access to health care via the Morton Community Health Centre situated at the northeastern border of the village.

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Lakefield Beach & Campground

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Morton Community Healthcare Centre

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Selwyn Public Library - Lakefield

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Trent - Severn Waterway Lock 26

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Cycling Trails

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Lakefield Water Tower

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Lakefield Marina

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Rotary Greenway Trail

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Lakefield District Public School

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Lakefield Fair

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Lakefield Curling Club

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The Wave Selwyn Skateboard Park

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St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

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Ontario Speed Skating Oval

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Lakefield - Smith Community Centre

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Local shops, grocery stores, restaurants, personal services & more

Commercial Opportunities

In keeping with sustainable planning principles, the complete community of Ray’s Creek seeks to integrate with the Village of Lakefield and contribute to the local economy through the creation of construction and trades employment, in addition to light commercial opportunities within the community.

The main floor of apartment buildings will provide for some commercial opportunities at grade, including: retail, service, and office spaces, restaurants, pubs, outdoor cafés, in addition to health care services such as medical, dental, and physiotherapy.

The creation of mixed-use buildings provides a walkable community with opportunities to live, work, and play, all on one’s doorstep.

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The creation of mixed-use buildings provides a walkable community with opportunities to live, work, and play, all on one’s doorstep.

A Community For All

The 2021 population of the Village of Lakefield is 2,943, representing 16% of Selwyn’s population of approximately 18,500 people. Lakefield is home to a diversity of age ranges, lifestyles, and ethnicities.

In this comprehensively designed community where people can live, work, and play, families can thrive and enjoy all that Ray’s Creek has to offer as an integrated community and extension of the Village of Lakefield. 

Situated within the Secondary Planning Area of Lakefield South, Ray’s Creek is designed to connect with and to leverage existing community assets to offer an active community lifestyle to future residents. Local services can provide and accommodate the daily needs of residents.

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W. G. Turner Triple T Holdings Ltd.

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Kent Randall, B.E.S., MCIP, RPP Principal Planner EcoVue Consulting Services Inc.