Crown land survey

Crown land survey
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Ipperwash community,  as you know, a process is underway to transition 16 parcels of Centre Ipperwash land away from Ministry hands.  (Click this link to see a map of the parcels.) We are asking you to respond to a brief survey to tell us what you feel should happen to the parcels of land.   We need your response within two weeks.

The Situation

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is now in the initial stages (Stages 1 and 2) of the process to transfer land out of the control of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).  This process involves:

  • Stages 1 and 2:  circulation to government ministries and agencies to determine their interest in taking over management of the lands.  This process will end in late December.
  • Stage 3:  if no interest is shown in Stages 1 and 2, circulation to other levels of government, registered eligible not-for-profit corporations, public colleges and universities, school boards and eligible indigenous communities.  If interest is expressed, IO can negotiate sales to the interested group at what it determines to be market value. This stage would be initiated in January.
  • If Stage 3 does not result in the disposal of a parcel, it can be marketed to the public.

The Survey

CICA wants to hear from the community and its members on how best to represent the area in this process.  We will present the results of the survey to the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer of Lambton Shores prior to the initiation of Stage 3. This is your chance to have your voice heard.  

To respond to the survey, click this link.  In advance, thanks for your input!

To learn more about the crown lands visit:

2 Comments on “Crown land survey

  1. I would like to know who is coallating the answers in this survey and presenting it to ” the powers that be”. CICA was formed to represent land owners in the Centre Ipperwash area. This survey appears to be open to all – are the opinions of transient visitors going to be taken into account in this survey? Who is CICA representing?

    • This survey was commissioned by our Executive to understand our members opinions about the crown lands. The survey was made open to include others in our community to gain a broader sense of the usage and passion for the crown lands. The Centre Ipperwash Community Association mandate has not changed and continues to support our members.