Brighton to Create a New Waterfront Vision
McGuinty Government Invests in Brighton Revitalization Project
Ontario is helping the Municipality of Brighton and the Northumberland Business Development Assistance Corporation revitalize its waterfront.
The province is investing $42,500 to create a master plan and conceptual drawings for the municipality's waterfront. The plan will provide the municipality with options to balance economic and tourism opportunities with environmentally sustainable development of the waterfront area. The Brighton waterfront revitalization project is a key component of the municipality's newly adopted strategic plan.
The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program, which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
- Improved access to health care services
- Revitalized communities and downtowns
- Enhanced skills training.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested $63 million in 192 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Brighton is home to Presqu'ile Provincial Park, a major flyway for migrating birds and a staging point for Mexico-bound monarch butterflies
“The McGuinty government understands the importance of attracting tourism to rural communities. With the support of residents, local businesses and community groups, the Municipality of Brighton has the opportunity to create a new vision for its waterfront.”
“Thanks to the support of the provincial government, this important community revitalization initiative can now begin. Enhancing our waterfront availability will go a long way to making Brighton a destination of choice for tourists, employers and investors.”