Pickering wants public feedback on the future of the City’s waterfront

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Published August 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm

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The City of Pickering is looking for public feedback on the future of its waterfront, particularly the popular Nautical Village community.

A public survey and a virtual stories board – the initial round of public engagement that will focus on the entire length of Pickering’s waterfront, including Nautical Village and the surrounding parks and trails – will be available until August 31.

Future surveys will cover specific waterfront themes and be posted on the project page at  LetsTalkPickering.ca/Waterfront.

Nautical Village is a community of shops, restaurants and housing near Frenchman’s Bay on the city’s waterfront that attracts residents and tourists alike, who are drawn by the village’s laid-back vibe and the proximity to the Waterfront Trail, three marinas and two Lake Ontario beaches.

“Pickering’s waterfront is the shimmering jewel of our community,” said Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan. “It’s important that we remain thoughtful with our approach as to how we not only improve these special spaces, but also protect them, as we continue to see community growth as well as increased tourism and activity around these destinations.”

The City is also conducting a Beachfront Park Revitalization & Needs Assessment Study to address a portion of the waterfront that has been significantly impacted by high water levels and major storm events.

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