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Overview

The Town of Wasaga Beach is a vibrant and growing community within a picturesque natural setting that makes it a prominent tourism destination in Canada. The Town of Wasaga Beach is moving forward with the creation of a Downtown that will be the civic and economic heart of the community.

The role of Downtown Wasaga Beach is to unify the community of year round residents and annual visitors while reinforcing a strong economic civic centre to stimulate development.

As a first step, the Town has completed a Downtown Development Master Plan that will guide public and private investment in Downtown Wasaga Beach. The Town has begun implementation and will be taking several steps in the coming years in order to ensure that the Downtown is realized.

For more information about implementation please refer to the Downtown Master Plan Report.






About the Wasaga Beach Downtown Development Master Plan

The Wasaga Beach Downtown Development Master Plan is the product of an ongoing and open community engagement process that was designed to bring together Members of Wasaga Beach Town Council, residents, business owners and relevant stakeholders to create a plan that will guide public and private investment in Downtown Wasaga Beach. A multidisciplinary team, led by FORREC Ltd., was retained to assist the Town with the creation of the plan. The team consists of international experts in the fields of urban design, architecture, master planning, economics (retail, commercial, residential, institutional), engineering, real estate development and hospitality.

 Over the course of a four month workshop series, from August to December 2016, members of Wasaga Beach Town Council, residents, business owners and relevant stakeholders collaborated to share their ideas, expertise and energy to build this plan. Throughout the community engagement process, overwhelming support and commitment was demonstrated by the residents, business owners and relevant stakeholders that helped shape the plan. The Downtown Development Master Plan offers an exciting vision for the future and with the combined efforts of all those that helped shape the plan we can all look forward to its successful implementation.



Meet the Team

FORREC Ltd. is an entertainment design company that specializes in the creation of places of escape and destinations of distinction. Based in Toronto, FORREC Ltd. has built projects in 20 countries, with a history that spans 30 years including Universal Studios, Muskoka Warf, Downtown Markham Master Plan and The Villages in Florida.


 

CBRE is the world’s largest real estate services provider, with preeminent leadership positions in virtually all key business centres globally. The CBRE Tourism & Leisure Group has over 30 years of experience working with Canada’s tourism and leisure sector serving clients who represent private investment interests, municipalities, government agencies, non-profit organizations and indigenous groups.


 

Toole Design Group is a global leader in planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm specializing in bicycle and pedestrian transportation. Their focus is developing creative yet practical solutions that move people more efficiently, while improving the quality of life of the community.

 

N. Barry Lyon Consultants Limited is a leading multi-disciplinary real estate consulting firm specializing in market research, urban planning, financial analysis and development management.


 

 J.C. Williams Group is a firm that specializes in retail market research, real estate, mixed-use development, recruitment/leasing, and urban revitalization projects. The also specialize in retail in cultural attractions, libraries and other non-traditional areas.



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