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Frenchman's Bay Harbour Entrance Reconstruction

The City of Pickering is pleased to announce that the reconstruction of the Frenchman's Bay Harbour Entrance was approved by Council on November 5, 2012.  The new break-waters and dredging of the harbour entrance channel will be completed under the project management and construction services of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  The work will result in the creation of a safe harbour entrance that supports the marine functions of the bay, while preserving and enhancing the ecological conditions. This project is an integral part of the City of Pickering's overall commitment to make the Pickering Waterfront a place that achieves a wide range of objectives including public use and recreation, environmental sustainability, enhanced tourism opportunities and commercial linkages.

This $9 million project is being funded in part by the Provincial and Federal governments, with each level providing $3 million.  $1.5 million of the City of Pickering's share is being provided by the Region of York as part of their South East Collector Enhancement package.

In order to keep the residents of Pickering informed of construction progress, monthly newsletters will be prepared and posted on the TRCA website.  For regular updates and monthly newsletters, please visit the TRCA website.

For further information on this project, please contact:

Nancy Gaffney
Waterfront Specialist
Toronto and Region Conservation
5 Shoreham Drive
Downsview, ON, M3N 1S4
Tel: 416.661.6600, ext. 5313
Fax: 416.667.6278
Arnold Mostert
Coordinator, Landscape & Parks Development
City of Pickering
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON, L1V 6K7
Tel: 905.420.4660 ext. 2143
Fax: 905.420.4650

Public Open House

A Public Open House was held at the Pickering Civic Complex on November 22, 2012 to provide information to residents about the construction management plan, phasing, timing and other details of the project.