Fonds 2001.044 - Bruce Trail Association fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Bruce Trail Association fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

CA ON00380 2001.044

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1948-2002 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

6.1 m of textual records
Ca. 500 photographs
105 maps

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Bruce Trail Association was incorporated on March 13, 1963 and today still remains dedicated to its mission to “provide a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment and promote the protection of the escarpment and appreciation of its natural beauty.” In 1960 Ray Lowes, a Hamilton naturalist and hiker proposed the idea of developing a continuous hiking trail along the Niagara Escarpment from the Niagara Gorge, originating at Queenston Heights and ending at Tobermory. His suggestion was met with enthusiasm from the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and a Bruce Trail Committee was formed. The clearing and the marking of the trail was accomplished by a large group of volunteers whose dedication enabled the Bruce Trail to be officially opened on June 10, 1967. Currently the Bruce Trail Association is comprised of nine Trail Clubs that represent the following areas: Niagara; Hamilton (Iroquoia); Toronto; Caledon Hills; Dufferin Hi-Lands; Blue Mountains; Beaver Valley; Sydenham and Peninsula. The affairs of the Bruce Trail Association are managed by its Board of Directors, which includes representatives from these Clubs as well as elected members of the Association. In 1995 the Bruce Trail Association received the Lieutenant Governor’s Conservation Award.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The Bruce Trail Association fonds documents the development of the Bruce Trail Association and the Bruce Trail from 1959 to 2002. Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, by-laws, Annual Reports, media clippings, newsletters, executive reports, photographs, slides and maps. Fonds consists of the following series: Board of Directors’ records Bruce Trail Clubs newsletters End-to-end journals Executive Committee’s records Ida Sainsbury records Office of the Secretary’s records Philip Gosling series Press clippings Publications Rasberry House and Family records Ray Lowes series Research papers, plans and studies Ross McLean series Tom East series

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Fonds was donated by the Bruce Trail Association in November 2001.


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Access to membership lists and financial donations records are restricted without the permission of the Bruce Trail Association.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use of the records for the purpose of publication requires the permission of the Bruce Trail Association.

Finding aids

A finding aid is available at the Region of Peel Archives.

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals are expected.

General note

Fonds also includes 29 negatives and 13 slides.

General note

Title based on contents of the fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres