OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa continues to move closer to realizing the community’s vision of a vibrant and active Oshawa waterfront. Work on the City lands at the Oshawa Harbour are in the finals stages of completion. Seeding for grass is complete and fencing will be removed in the coming weeks.
The Harbour lands are located east of Simcoe Street South and south of Harbour Road.
Since July 2017, work has been underway to prepare the lands for passive public use. Work has included capping the lands as part of the environmental work approved by the Provincial Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, cleaning debris, and removing the former pedestrian bridge.
A new Waterfront Trail pedestrian bridge on the City harbour lands is complete and is planned to be officially open to the public on July 1. The pedestrian bridge was made possible with support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program as well as support through the Ontario150 Community Capital Program, administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The pedestrian bridge will offer accessible access to Lakeview Park and Second Marsh and Oshawa Museum.
Under the 2010 Harbour Settlement Agreement with the Federal Government and the Oshawa Port Authority, the City is required to redevelop the Marina lands and the West Wharf lands for a municipal public purpose (passive recreational use) by October 31, 2018. For more information, visit www.oshawa.ca/harbour.