Sault Ste. Marie unveils Waterfront Development Plan Design Concepts – seeks input from community


The City of Sault Ste. Marie, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie and Destination Northern Ontario are creating a Waterfront Design Plan spanning from Bondar Marina to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. This plan will guide the development of the waterfront and transform it into a world-class destination.

Phase 1 of the project, Creating the Vision, had over 900 participants provide input into the vision and share ideas for programming, events, and amenities to steer the future development of the waterfront.

Phase 2 of the project includes the unveiling of Design Concepts for the focal points and showcasing the exciting transformation. The Design Concepts in this phase of the project were generated using public input from Phase 1.

The community is invited to share their thoughts on the draft Design Concepts for the waterfront in several ways including:

  1. Completing the online survey at
  2. Attending a public open house on May 1 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive.

“This Waterfront Design Planning process guides the future of how these lands will look taking direction from community input,” says Travis Anderson, Director of Tourism and Community Development. “Looking at existing infrastructure along the waterfront, this initiative presents an opportunity to develop a plan that will support opportunities for tourism, community and economic development, and placemaking, and has the potential to transform our existing waterfront into a world-class feature”.

Feedback on the Design Concepts will be accepted until May 24 with a final Waterfront Design Plan anticipated by early summer 2024. For more information and to review the Phase 1 “What We Heard” document, visit  


2 thoughts on “Sault Ste. Marie unveils Waterfront Development Plan Design Concepts – seeks input from community

  1. Forget the fantasies and pipe dreams that this near broke shrinking city simply cannot ever afford.
    Fix the damn shot roads with any spare funds you may come across, our poor vehicles are getting beat to hell and back every day, city wide. These vehicles cost far more than ever, only to be made lighter and more fuel efficient, but now they break twice as easy and the repairs are more than double the cost.

    If there is anything left after the extensive road repairs (which we know there would never be) put it towards the rampant crime, drug, and homelessness ongoing issues.

    The half baked ideas coming from the halfwits in city hall are sad and unbelievable, no wonder most of the young people want to leave this dead end, polluted, cancer ridden village, with a way above average death rate that the government won’t do anything to improve, all they are interested in is making Canadians poorer than they already are.

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