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With Vision and Community...

Together we can achieve great things!


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.

Meet the Master Plan Development 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 Groupis 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.

Development Approach


Development of a downtown core is established as a Council priority


Public meeting held to seek input on a location for Downtown

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Council Approves Main Street Downtown Location


Open House and Public Meeting for Downtown Official Plan Amendment


Request for Proposals (RFP) for Consulting Services issued


Council adopts Official Plan Amendment (OPA) No. 42 - Special Policy Area


FORREC Ltd. awarded contract to lead the development of the Master Plan


Discovery Workshop - Public Meetings and Open Hours


Downtown Master Plan Steering Committee was appointed by Council

Design Workshop - Public Meetings and Open Hours

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Documentation Workshop - Public Meetings and Open Hours

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Downtown Development Master Plan Approved by Council

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Implementation Begins !!!


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