Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 12

106 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 11 L oyalist Township, Ontario has a rich and deep history in Canada, but that doesn’t mean they’re mired in the past. This progressive Lennox and Addington County municipality has found a way to celebrate its history as one of the first settlements in Ontario, while modernizing with the times by welcoming growth and improvements, as well as focusing on environmental sustainability and combatting climate change. “We are trying to find the balance – what makes Loyalist special – our sense of place, and that sense of community,” says Steven Silver, Loyalist Township CAO. “We want to protect that while encouraging growth, encouraging employment, and working on our climate action plan.” Loyalist Township is home to a population of 18,000 across 340 square kilometers on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. The area is made up of three principal urban AT A GLANCE LOYALIST TOWNSHIP, ONTARIO WHAT: A historic, forward-thinking lower-tier municipality; population 18,000 WHERE: Located at the end of Lake Ontario, near Kingston WEBSITE: LOYALIST TOWNSHIP, ONTARIO Moving to the future, respecting the past