Mohawk Lake District Plan

Our goal is to create an area that is an exciting place for people to visit, explore and celebrate festivals and events. The City of Brantford's Mohawk Lake District is located in the southeast part of Brantford and includes Mohawk Park, Mohawk Canal, and the 50-acre property that was home to the former Massey Ferguson and Cockshutt Plow farm equipment factories.

The Mohawk Lake District is a unique area with a lot of history. We want to bring new activities and land uses to this area. We are developing a plan that will help guide future decisions about the types of uses you want to see in the District.

Map of the Mohawk Lake District Study Area

 (Click on the image for a larger view)

Study Process and Timeline

Mohawk Lake District Study Process and Timeline

Two public meetings and two online surveys have taken place to discuss the overall vision for the District. The project team has unveiled the latest draft concepts for the redevelopment of the 50-acre former brownfield site. The meeting presentation provides a description of the three options for the different ways that land uses can be arranged on the site. 

Option 1: Outdoor Events and Festival Focus

Option 1 creates a destination for major cultural events and festivals. The primary land uses include a large purpose-built event area with associated parks and open spaces, an institutional area, and some mixed commercial and institutional uses.

Option 2: Cultural and Community Focus

Option 2 creates a destination for both cultural gatherings and community and commercial services. This option is a balance of land uses that include a multi-purpose open space, several options for mixed commercial and institutional uses with potential upper-story residential uses, and an institutional area.

Option 3: Community Services Focus

Option 3 creates a destination for community services, including large institutional areas, and options for mixed commercial and institutional uses with potential upper-story residential or offices. The buildings may arranged in be a campus format with smaller scale public gathering spaces.

Updates

To stay updated on this process, please subscribe to email updates by using the link at the bottom of the page or contact the Planning Department.