Notice of Public Open House

Notice of Public Open House

Notice of Public Open Houses Wednesday October 31, 2018
Landscape Design Plans: Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston Cemeteries

The Town hired Hilton Landmarks to prepare landscape design concept drawings to inter cremated remains in the Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston Cemeteries.  The landscape designs show how each cemetery sites could be improved over time to include such features as cremation gardens, columbarium walls, towers, and other forms, as well as low impact memorialization such as scattering gardens.  The landscape architect’s design for each cemetery includes sample pictures of features in other cemeteries. 

Members of the public are invited to meet with the landscape architect to review the design concepts, discuss overall plans and provide feedback to the Town. 

The open house meeting for each cemetery will be Wednesday October 31, 2018 as follows:

Palmerston Cemetery: Palmerston Arena Auditorium 520 Cavan St. 10:30am – noon
Clifford Cemetery: Clifford Community Hall 2 William Street N. 1:00 - 2:30pm
Harriston Cemetery: Harriston Arena Auditorium 11 George St S. 3:00 - 4:30pm

The Town will review any feedback provided and work with the landscape architect to finalize designs and include them in the Town’s Draft Cemetery Master Plan.  The Town could then proceed to implement the landscape designs in future years depending on public need and demand for different interment options.

You can view the landscape design drawings or pick up a copy of the Draft Cemetery Master Plan at the Town office prior to the meeting.  The designs and draft master plan are also available on the Town website   Feedback can be sent to the Town through the contact information shown below.

Town of Minto Draft Cemeteries Master Plan

Preferred Cemetery Concepts




Mike McIsaac, Roads & Drainage Manager, Town of Minto
T 519.338.2511 ext 234
F 519.338.2005