Mack's Park, Belfountain


Caledon intends to designate Mack's Park as being of cultural heritage value or interest. 


Notice of Intention to Designate 

TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon intends to designate the following property as being of cultural heritage value or interest under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18:

Mack’s Park
10 Credit Street
PLAN CAL20 LOTS 4-10, 14, 31, 35-37, 41; BLKS A-C & MILL BLK; RP 43R20002 PTS 1, 2
Town of Caledon
Regional Municipality of Peel


Mack’s Park, within the Belfountain Conservation Area, has been a defining feature of the village of Belfountain for over a century. The park has attracted thousands of visitors to its unique blend of a natural setting enhanced by landscape design.

Charles Wilson Mack and his wife Addie chose this site on the Credit River for their summer home in 1909. The property soon acquired the moniker “Mack’s Park”. In stark contrast to the area’s nineteenth-century uses for water-powered milling and quarrying, the Macks beautified the site in the English Picturesque style with the help of local resident Samuel Western Brock. The park was open to the public and became a regional summer destination for day visitors and others who built cottages in Belfountain.

While Mack’s bungalow, two cottages and wooden structures have vanished, a significant number of other features from Mack’s Park remain, including the dam, the grotto, stone terraces and stone steps, the tiered stone fountain, and the suspension footbridge.

More information

Further information regarding the heritage attributes and designation of this property is available in the Heritage Resource Office at the Town of Caledon Town Hall.


Any person may, within thirty days of the publication of this notice, send by registered mail or deliver to the Clerk notice of his or her objection to the proposed designation, together with a statement of the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts.  If a notice of objection is received, the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon will refer the matter to the Conservation Review Board for a hearing and report.