PLEASE NOTE ALL QUARRY TOURS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. NELSON WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN TOURS WILL RESUME AGAIN
BURLINGTON, ON (Jan. 7, 2020) – Nelson Quarry is now opening its doors to the public every Thursday afternoon throughout 2020.
“Over the past few months we have seen a lot of interest in our expansion plans and our vision for turning the site into a park over 30 years,” said Nelson President Quinn Moyer. “And there’s no better way to understand what we’re planning than to see it first-hand.”
Visitors can enter the quarry from the second exit off Guelph Line from noon until 3pm. Nelson asks that interested parties call ahead to book a reservation.
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.
To find out more go to www.mtnemoquarrypark.com
Address: 2433 No. 2 Sideroad, Burlington
Reservation Number: 905-335-5250 ext. 123