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Terrace Bay, Ontario waterfront sees new wave of revitalization

Community officials in Terrace Bay, Ont., have moved their plans into high gear, and hope to have a revitalized, user-friendly waterfront within the next couple of years.

Community group has plans to make beaches more user-friendly, add parking, washrooms

A community group has purchased waterfront property in Terrace Bay and hopes to have the area more user-friendly in the next couple of years. (Jeff Walters CBC)
 Community officials in Terrace Bay, Ont., have moved their plans into high gear, and hope to have a revitalized, user-friendly waterfront within the next couple of years.

After purchasing more land along the shoreline, including the golf course, the group pushed for plans to make the area more inviting to visitors, said Dean Main, community development supervisor.

"We're looking at parking lot improvements, accessibility improvements, we're looking at washroom improvements and bringing in water and hydro services down here for the people who visit this wonderful beach," Main said.

Main said there are 20 beaches in the area: some are rock, some sand, and some a combination. And there's no reason why a concentrated effort at developing the waterfront wouldn't be a big draw for tourists from Europe and the U.S.

Even so, Main has tried to temper the enthusiasm with solid planning.

"There's room for development, but it definitely has to be planned development that's supported by our community," Main said.

"We always have additional plans and dreams, but it all has to be manageable."

With files from Jeff Walters. Edited/packaged by Casey Stranges

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