Grand River Access Point Improvement Project

Rendering of Proposed Site plan

The Heritage Grand River Access Point Improvement Project is part of a Regional Tourism Organization 4 (RTO4) multi-staged tourism product development initiative. It is designed to rejuvenate visitor and tourist use along the Grand River. This project has met its initial goal to develop a series of access points throughout the watershed to a clearly defined standard. In Cambridge, this has included improvements to the canoe launch ramp located by the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail (210 and 220 Water St. S), as well as a seating area with benches and additional parking.

 Since 2020, City of Cambridge staff have been working on this exciting collaboration with RTO4, the Region of Waterloo and the Grand River Conservation Authority to enhance our existing Grand River access point on Water Street South and improve the area for public enjoyment while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. Additional financial support was provided by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).  

                     

Public Information Centre

A Public Information Centre was held for the project on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

A copy of the presentation is available here.

Project Information

As part of the Public Information Centre the following documents are available for information on the property:

Acknowledgement

The City of Cambridge would like to acknowledge the wonderful partners involved in the Grand River Access Point Improvement Project at 210-220 Water Street South. The Heritage Grand River Access Point Improvement Project was part of a Regional Tourism Organization 4 (RTO4) multi-staged tourism product development initiative. It was designed to rejuvenate visitor and tourist use along the Grand River.

This project has met its initial goal of being one of a developing series of access points throughout the Grand River Watershed to a clearly defined standard with the incredible contributions from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), the Provincial Government of Ontario, the Federal Government of Canada, and RTO4.

 A Photo of the Director of Economic Development (Trevor McWilliams) and Member of Parliament (Bryan May)

(Above is a picture of Trevor McWilliams, Acting Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge, and Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Ontario.)