Fonds F 4530

Anthony Usher Planning Consultant fonds

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Anthony Usher Planning Consultant fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

3.27 metres of textual records

44 maps : 9 ink on mylar, 4 black line prints on paper, 14 diazotype, 17 photomechanical reproductions (3 annotated)

8 plans : 5 ink on graph paper, 2 photomechanical reproductions, 1 diazotype (annotated)

242 photographs : 163 colour slides, 69 colour prints, 10 black and white prints

4.3 MB of electronic records

1 CD-R (720 KB of textual records)

Scope and Content

Fonds contains maps, reports, correspondence and primary research materials pertaining to environmental projects undertaken by Anthony Usher Planning Consultant as well as records relating to speaking engagements and conference sessions led or facilitated by Anthony Usher. Fonds also contains some records pertaining to projects with which Anthony Usher was involved prior to the formation of his own practice in 1984.

Records document land use planning studies, guidelines and proposals for parks, watersheds, residential developments, fisheries, marinas, beaches and lake systems. Files also document activities such as development feasibility analyses, environmental assessments, provision of expert testimony, natural heritage planning and program evaluation, and the participation of communities in regional and local planning.

Specific projects include Wingham District Land Use Strategy, Moosonee-Attawapiska Winter Road Evaluation, Thunder Bay District Social and Economic Profile, Lake Temagami Planning Study, Lake of the Woods Fishery, St. Mary's Rapids Dewatering Review, Lac Seul Alternative Management Strategies and Lac Seul Reserve Access Road, Red Lake System Study, Kawartha Park, French River Management Services, Maple Leaf Estates, Crown Lands Review, Polar Bear Park Tourism Study, Missinabi Provincial Park Management Plan, Manitou Road Tourism Development Study, Brightsand River Park Management Planning, Kenora/Keewatin local government initiative, Rouge Valley Environmental and Recreational Review, Partnerships for Community Involvement in Forestry, Northwestern Ontario Boat Cache Program Review, Musselwhite Mine environmental impact review, Saugeen Ojibway fishery and resource valuation, African Lion Safari Expansion, Kings County Lake Capacity Model, Algonquin South Gate Resort Planning Services, Kettle and Stony Point [First Nation] Shoreline Management Plan, Flood Forecasting and Warning, Polletts Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Trail System, J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park Conceptual Plan, and Lands for Life Consolidated Draft Land Use Planning Recommendations.

Records in the fonds document the role of a significant private sector consultant in the implementation of economic, environmental and social objectives in Ontario and the representation of public interests.

Some photographic and slide materials, maps and plans, as well as newspaper clippings, accompany project files.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Anthony Usher Planning Consultant is a Toronto-based firm, formed in 1984, that provides professional services in land use, resource, recreation and tourism planning.

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Anthony Usher Planning Consultant
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use any of this material other than for research and private study, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records were donated by Anthony Usher Planning Consultant to the Archives of Ontario in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Related Material

Archives of Ontario government records series RG 47-64 contains 1 file of correspondence created by Anthony Usher, pertaining to historical resources in provincial parks (1973-1974).

Archives of Ontario private fonds F 4402 contains the records of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.


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