About The Waterfront Regeneration Trust
We believe the Lake Ontario and St Lawrence River waterfronts are not
isolated stretches along the shore, but part of a connected ecosystem,
which includes the environment (air, land, water, and all living organisms,
including humans), economy, society and history of every community that's
Our goal is to make sure people can get to the water; and that the water is worth getting to.
We believe that the public wants the waterfront to be the following: clean, green, accessible, connected, open, useable, diverse, affordable and attractive. Therefore, everything that we - and our partners - do is measured against these standards.
We will integrate all elements of the ecosystem and involve all aspects of the community. We will take part in urban and rural activities at local, regional, national, and international levels. Respecting natural (rather than political) boundaries, we will acknowledge the waterfront's links to other Great Lakes, watersheds, homes, and businesses. The solutions we arrive at must work today, and a hundred years from today.
We will work with municipalities, conservation authorities, senior levels of government, community and service groups, landowners and homeowners to implement the Lake Ontario Greenway Strategy. The Strategy provides a context for setting priorities, guidance on ways to achieve a shared vision, and an information base to assist decision-making.
The Waterfront Trail and Greenway is the backbone of the Strategy and its completion, enhancement and promotion are a priority for the Waterfront Regeneration Trust.