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More than 150 Visit Open House

BURLINGTON, ON (Oct 6, 2019) – More than 150 visitors came from across Halton region and beyond to attend Nelson Aggregates’ Quarry Open House and Bus Tour.

“We were pleasantly surprised,” said Nelson President Quinn Moyer. “Attendees showed a lot of interest and support for our operations, our expansion plans and our vision for turning the site into a park over 30 years.”

The Open House featured bus tours of the quarry and interactive exhibits, including quarry machinery such as crushers, loaders, bulldozers and excavators.

“It’s great to see residents interested in the types of operations that form the foundation of our daily lives,” Moyer said. “It’s easy to forget that the building blocks of where we live come from quarries like ours.”

The Mt. Nemo quarry has played an important role as Burlington’s main source of limestone for more than 50 years. Its aggregate forms the foundation of most roads, buildings and infrastructure in Burlington.

A proposal is underway to expand the quarry over the next 30 years, and to donate the rehabilitated land in parcels over that time to form the largest park in Burlington.

The proposed park would be nearly 6 times larger than Burlington’s City View Park. The size and scale of the park would allow for abundant recreational opportunities, from biking and swimming to rock climbing and soccer.

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