The Town of Deseronto was considering alternatives for the development of waterfront property and adjacent open spaces along Deseronto’s shoreline for a number of years, beginning with the completion of preliminary and detailed follow up waterfront development studies in 1987 and 2005. The final recommendations of both studies concluded that a similar mixture of development initiatives including residential, commercial, marina and related recreation facilities were of great economic benefit to the municipality. To facilitate development activities, the Town initiated a Waterfront Development Feasibility Study in 2011 to assess the economic viability of a marina and related waterfront developments. The feasibility study concluded that a number of waterfront developments would facilitate economic growth for the municipality.
In response, the Municipality initiated a study under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act to investigate the potential of a mixture of waterfront developments on the Bay of Quinte.
Information related to the waterfront development project is provided below.