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Lorne Circus

Lorne Circus

Heritage Area: Port Mann

Site #: 215

Location: Traffic circle at the intersection of McBride Drive, Bedford Drive and Grosvenor Road

Registered: January 12, 2004.

Significance: Historical, Educational

Description: Forming the central circus in the residential section from which the streets of Port Mann were laid out, Lorne Circus is valued as one of the first Canadian examples of town planning based on scientific principles. This partially built traffic circle is one of the most recognised elements of the 700 acre planned area subdivided around 1910, to form a comprehensively planned community consisting of single family lots, parks, commercial and port facilities. This exemplifies the long-standing efforts to establish a good quality of life in the City through well planned neighbourhoods, parks, and road systems.

Listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places