Niagara Region Investing $1 Million In Fort Erie, St. Catharines Waterfront Projects

News from Niagara’s regional government

Posted November 21st, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – Niagara’s Regional Council has approved $1 million in funding for two waterfront investment projects, one in Fort Erie and the other in St. Catharines.  The funding is provided through the Region’s Waterfront Investment Program.

Bay Beach along the Lake Erie Waterfront in the Fort Erie, Ontario community of Crystal Beach.

Bay Beach along the Lake Erie Waterfront in the Fort Erie, Ontario community of Crystal Beach.

 Bay Beach Master Plan Implementation – Fort Erie, $850,000

The Bay Beach Master Plan seeks to enhance public waterfront access by creating a mixed-use destination with recreational, commercial and residential/rental accommodation facilities and activities. 

The implementation of the Master Plan will provide a catalyst for investment opportunities and a year-round tourism and recreation destination.  Funding will be used for improvements to the Bay Beach property, including washrooms, kiosks, multi-purpose event square, pedestrian terrace and a children’s play area.  

 Centennial Gardens Revitalization Project – St. Catharines, $150,000

The Centennial Gardens Revitalization Project will result in improved and new amenities that will increase public use of the park, strengthen community partnerships, increase recreation opportunities, improve connections between the park and the Queenston Street community, and support neighbourhood revitalization.  Funding will be used to support staircase re-construction, trail improvements, construction of a covered gathering space and tree maintenance/removal to increase access to Dick’s Creek.

 The Waterfront Investment Program is a cost-sharing program with Local Area Municipalities and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.  It replaces the former Lakefront Enhancement Strategy incentive program, which was refocused to better promote regional economic prosperity, leveraging return on investment, stimulating private sector investment and job creation, and public realm improvements.

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2 responses to “Niagara Region Investing $1 Million In Fort Erie, St. Catharines Waterfront Projects

  1. Allow me to be cranky. Centennial Park in St.Catharines . is in the middle of town, landlocked. Not a waterfront, but worthy of being given some funds to rehabilitate a historic area of the city.


  2. Personally, I would just like to be able to walk along the entire lakeshore up to the high water mark wherever I wish, harming nobody’s property, without being yelled at or having dog’s sicked on me.


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