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Fonds F 4530 - Anthony Usher Planning Consultant fonds
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11 maps : 5 ink on mylar, 4 blackline prints on paper, 2 diazotypes
192 photographs : 162 colour slides, 20 colour prints, 10 black and white prints
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Anthony Usher Planning Consultant is a Toronto-based firm, formed in 1984, that provides professional services in land use, resource, recreation and tourism planning.
Anthony J. Usher, founder and principal of the firm Anthony Usher Planning Consultant, has since 1972 undertaken projects to integrate the public interest and concerns of the environment with the aims of municipalities, conservation authorities, Aboriginal governments, provincial and federal agencies, developers, voluntary associations and landowners across the Province of Ontario.
Involvements of the firm include proposals for alternative resource management strategies, preparation of impact assessment reports, natural heritage planning, policy and program evaluation and development feasibility analyses. Public consultations typically constitute an integral part of the firm's research process.
Prior to the existence of Anthony Usher Planning Consultant, Mr. Usher was a Senior Planner and Assistant Director of Hough, Stansbury and Michalski Limited (1978-1983), and Planning Analyst and Park Systems Planner with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (1972-1978). He received an M.A. in Geography (1973) and an M.B.A in Natural Resources and Economics (1979) from the University of Toronto. He was President of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute from 1992 to 1994, is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP).
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Fonds contains maps, reports, correspondence and primary research materials pertaining to environmental projects undertaken by Anthony Usher Planning Consultant. 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 and Maple Leaf Estates.
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, as well as some newspaper clippings, accompany project files.
Files are arranged chronologically.
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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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- Anthony Usher Planning Consultant (Creator)