What is the Waterfront Master Plan 


The Grand River is an important natural feature in the City of Brantford, with a rich heritage and cultural past. To enhance and preserve this asset, the City of Brantford retained the services of The Planning Partnership, and together, we have produced an award-winning City of Brantford Waterfront Master Plan for lands along the Grand River within the City's boundary. The Plan was also the result of widespread and enthusiastic public input gained through a series of three workshops held from September 2009 to January 2010. The final project was presented at an Open House in April 2010.

On June 28, 2010, City Council approved the Waterfront Master Plan in principle.

Project Objectives and Recommendations

The Waterfront Master Plan addresses the following areas related to the lands along the Grand River within the City's boundary:

  • Environmental Issues
  • River/Tributary Recreational Access and Use
  • Development Analysis
  • Land Use Analysis
  • Tourism Opportunities
  • Education Partnerships'
  • Site Specific Areas: Northwest; West Brant; Holmedale; Downtown; Eagle Place; Greenwich-Mohawk; and Colborne Street East

Please see the "Waterfront Vision and the 10 Pillars" section for more information.