Waterfront Master Plan process underway



The Waterfront Master Plan process is now underway, as Town staff held an initial kick-off meeting with consultants Brook McIlroy to discuss timelines, public engagement opportunities and future opportunities.

The process of gathering background information and beginning the visioning exercises is expected to begin soon, with many opportunities for public comment and input.

The Waterfront Master Plan (WMP) will focus on the entire Collingwood waterfront, from Sunset Point Park to Hen and Chickens Island.

“We’re looking forward to working with the Collingwood community,” said Cal Brook from Brook McIlroy. “We’ve worked with many similar sized communities, but we’re excited at the potential and the enthusiasm we see in Collingwood.”

Collingwood’s 2015 Community Based Strategic Plan (CBSP) showed public access to a revitalized waterfront as one of five key goals. Brook McIlroy was selected as the WMP consultant in January, and last week’s meeting was the kick-off to the project that is expected to last until October.

“The CBSP process showed us that the revitalization of the waterfront is top of mind for many Collingwood residents, and visitors,” said Collingwood’s Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Dean Collver. “We know there is a lot of interest out there about what the future of our waterfront will look like, and we look forward to hearing from everyone as we work with Brook McIlroy to develop a plan that works for our community.”

For more information, and to see upcoming opportunities to be involved, visit www.collingwood.ca/WMP or watch the Town Page for details.