Get Involved: Share your vision for the Mulock Property

Mulock Property during the fall

About the Mulock Property

The Town of Newmarket's vision for this property is to create an iconic community park/outdoor green space. The site has a remarkable history and potential to become a focal point where community life, recreation, culture, heritage and conservation collide in innovative and engaging ways.

But, we want to hear from our residents. What would make the Mulock Property extraordinary for you?


Community Engagement

As part of the Town’s community engagement process and one of Council’s Strategic Priorities, Extraordinary Places and Spaces, we are currently collecting feedback from the community.

The community survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their feedback and vision for the future of the Mulock Property!

In the visioning process, we're exploring five key themes and uses:

  • Rooted in history and forward looking: How can we integrate multiple layers of history while bringing new uses and activities to the site?
  • A destination: What would make the Mulock Property a significant place in Newmarket? (consider public art, culture, etc.)
  • Inclusive and accessible: How can we create an inclusive and accessible site for all residents and visitors?
  • Natural features: What are the opportunities to maintain and enhance the natural features of the landscape?
  • Connections: How can the site be integrated within the neighbouring areas (including Jim Bond Park next door? Where should parking be located?

Tell us what you think or share your stories of the Mulock Property below.


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About the Mulock Property

The Town of Newmarket's vision for this property is to create an iconic community park/outdoor green space. The site has a remarkable history and potential to become a focal point where community life, recreation, culture, heritage and conservation collide in innovative and engaging ways.

But, we want to hear from our residents. What would make the Mulock Property extraordinary for you?


Community Engagement

As part of the Town’s community engagement process and one of Council’s Strategic Priorities, Extraordinary Places and Spaces, we are currently collecting feedback from the community.

The community survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their feedback and vision for the future of the Mulock Property!

In the visioning process, we're exploring five key themes and uses:

  • Rooted in history and forward looking: How can we integrate multiple layers of history while bringing new uses and activities to the site?
  • A destination: What would make the Mulock Property a significant place in Newmarket? (consider public art, culture, etc.)
  • Inclusive and accessible: How can we create an inclusive and accessible site for all residents and visitors?
  • Natural features: What are the opportunities to maintain and enhance the natural features of the landscape?
  • Connections: How can the site be integrated within the neighbouring areas (including Jim Bond Park next door? Where should parking be located?

Tell us what you think or share your stories of the Mulock Property below.


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  • No specific question just yet, but please, please keep those amazing trees!

    Lisa Hoffman asked 5 months ago

    We love the trees too and preserving the natural beauty of the property is a key consideration. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  • Hello, I had visited the property this past weekend. As an educator in the neighbourhood, my teaching colleagues and I would love to use this as a project for the children to work on developing a plan and proposal for the property. We were wondering if there was access to any aerial photos that they could use for creating designs with their math measurement components. In addition, would it be possible for our students to walk over to see and be on the property for the initial planning stage? Please let us know, Lindsey Lees Grade 4 Crossland Public School

    Lindsey Lees asked 5 months ago

    Hi Ms. Lees, we’re happy to hear you were able to attend the picnic and love that you are interested in engaging your students in the property’s development – it is sure to be a monumental piece of their childhood. We would be happy to provide materials to support your lessons. The site is currently closed to the public; however, we can discuss opportunities to visit in the spring/summer. Please reach out to corporatecommunications@newmarket.ca to discuss further. 

  • Hey all ... I appreciated the event on Sunday, but the line and resulting wait time to tour the house were so long, several Newmarket residents, including myself, never got a chance to get into the building ... it would be great if we could get another chance to have a brief look at the inside of the house - while it warmed my heart to see that so many people were interested in this historic treasure, a mere three-hour window to accommodate all those Newmarket residents seems very brief indeed ... another chance, please! (We don't need to have another big picnic event, just another day to possibly tour the house briefly, even booking an appointment if need be) Thanks, BH

    Bill Harris asked 5 months ago

    Hi BH, thank you for coming to the picnic. We are sorry to hear you weren’t able to tour the house. The beautiful day and community excitement brought nearly 1,000 attendees to the grounds and we did our best to accommodate as many as possible. The site is currently closed to the public; however, we’d love to open it up again so more people can enjoy its whimsy. In the meantime, stay tuned here and on social media for behind-the-scenes photos to come. 

  • There is a power lines corridor next to the property Can the land under the power lines be used for parking? If so, the Mulock land can be left as is without taking land for parking.

    Leo Prosty asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for your feedback. One of the key themes we are exploring is how to connect the site to neighbouring areas and to accommodate travellers while minimizing the impact to the property’s natural landscape. We are looking at how to use the hydro corridor to connect people through trails and/or use shuttles from Ray Twinney Recreation Complex. We hope you’ll take a moment to share more thoughts in the online survey (open until Jan. 19)


  • Were at the picnic on the 20th.and what a lovely day it was Weather could not have been better. Those massive trees are amazing and its a beautiful piece of land. There is many things you can do with the house That porch could be a grand place to have lunch in summer and perhaps inside in winter.Walkways and gardens.All lite up at Christmas What a wonderland that would be. Also a great place to have wedding The splash pad in downtown is a great place for young families Maybe one could be made in the westend of the pr0perty where the pool is now Horse and buggy rides nice too The only downside to it all would be the parking It would be a shame to use the space up for parking I,m sure there are many more ideas coming in to you . So I.ll wish you luck in making it all happen. Yours truly Nancy Thompson

    John Thompson asked 5 months ago

    Hi Nancy Thompson, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to take in Mulock Property. Thank you for coming and we’re so glad you too were inspired by the property’s majestic landscapes. You have many great ideas to consider. In deed, parking is a key piece we are looking for the community’s feedback on as well. We agree and are looking at how we can accommodate visitors while minimizing the impact to the property’s natural landscape. 

  • I very much enjoyed getting a look at the Mulock House, but would have loved to have seen more of it! I was shocked that the staff member informed us that access to the upstairs was not available to the public owing to the stair railing "not being to code". That beautiful stairway should not be altered in any way!!! I am certain there are plenty of historic buildings with features that are sub-optimal from a safety perspective. People have been walking up and down that stairway for over a century. Leave it be.

    KKolas asked 5 months ago

    We’re glad to hear the home tour intrigued you. We’re looking forward to sharing more behind-the-scenes photos with the community over the coming months. For any Town event, our attendee’s safety is always top of mind and with nearly 1,000 visitors, we had to limit the tour for the time being. Staff and planners will carefully consider how to both preserve history and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience as we develop the property and estate. Thank you for your feedback.


  • There were many social events held at the Mulock home, it would be wonderful to have a historical record/images of some of the events, maybe as part of a tour of a section of the home. I had a great aunt who remembered going from Barrie to Newmarket to visit her friend that lived there and she had memories of the long driveway and the house decorated for an event. Getting the family to share stories and pics would be a great contribution.

    MN3 asked 5 months ago

    This is a great idea! We are exploring ways to bring the history to life on the site. We love hearing stories of those who visited years ago and are collecting all these great memories. You can now share your stories here on HeyNewmarket. Simply click the “Stories” tab and write it out – you can add photos too! We look forward to hearing more about your great aunt’s travels from Barrie to the Mulock Property!

  • Would this be a good site to have our Museum? I think the Museum is outgrowing its present location. Please preserve the beautiful trees. Also labelling the trees to let us know the species would be great. A walking trail through the site would be good.

    Doreen asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your ideas. We’re considering ways to preserve and showcase the landscape and also integrate the property’s many layers of history. 


  • Good morning I am a reiki master and shamanic healer channel. I have worked as an ultrasound technologist and career counselor in the past. After a tragic accident that I survived these gifts showed up. I also teach mindfulness meditation at several rehab and mental health centers. So I was wondering if there will be a spiritual section at the mulock house. Also I would love to offer my time if there is

    Joyful asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. One of the themes we are exploring is how to both root the property in history (including its Indigenous beginnings) and create a destination for the community, which could include activities to promote mindfulness and overall health and wellness. 

  • The Newmarket Group of Artists is interested in the potential for an art gallery and gift shop on the site. We have no information on the status of the physical structures that exist on the site and would be interested to hear which structures will remain and what current plans are for them. janebaker@rogers.com Vice President, Newmarket Group of Artists

    janebaker asked 2 months ago

    Hi Jane, thank you for reaching out. We hope you can make it to the Community Visioning Workshop on February 5th to learn more about the site and share your ideas. You can speak with staff on the Mulock Property Task Force and the PLANT Architect Inc., consultants who are creating the Concept Master Plan. 

  • Why not use it as a historical educational tool during school days, an extension of the library and museums? Weekends it could host open mic nights, local vendors and be a place to hang out, especially for kids/youth. Local clubs could also host nights to show off their skills but also to encourage new members to join. Weeknights it could host seniors leagues, new mom groups etc. It should be an "all are welcome" hub.

    Adbrown asked about 2 months ago

    Wow, you have many great ideas to make an inclusive community space! Thank you for sharing your excitement for the Mulock Property’s potential. We’ll keep these all in mind.