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Toronto – November 10, 2017: A public information meeting on the Humber Bay Recreational Concept Plan is being held on November 25, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at 1225 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto (Argonaut Rowing Club).

The public, including community groups, are invited to attend to learn about and provide their input on the Recreational Concept Plan.

The Recreational Concept Plan is a long - term vision that covers a broad range of areas of concern relevant to Toronto’s western beaches (bounded by the Humber River to the west, Lakeshore Boulevard West to the north, Ontario Place to the east and the breakwater to the south), Humber Bay waterfront and the Parkdale and Swansea neighbourhoods. These areas include increased water and land based recreational activities, extensions to the Martin Goodman and Waterfront trails, protection of the shoreline from erosion and loss, eplacement of the badly deteriorated western beaches breakwater, integration with Ontario Place’s west island renovation, wild life habitat generation and protection, improvements to the Humber Bay beaches, and facilities for launching and docking of non-motorized watercraft.

The Recreational Concept Plan was initiated by the West End Beaches Stakeholders Association (WEBSA) in 2015 with the intention of building upon Toronto City Council’s approved Western Waterfront Master Plan, with initial focus directed at protecting community

water -based recreational and sport opportunities in the western beaches by replacing the century-old breakwater. WEBSA held discussions with various government agencies and departments at all levels; changes were made accordingly; and now it is time to present the Recreational Concept Plan to the general public for input.

For more information about the Recreational Concept Plan and to register for the meeting,

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For further information contact: Geoff Clarke, Chair, WEBSA,

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The Humber Bay For All (HBFA) Vision started in 2014 with four committed members and the support of TRCA.  It has since grown to over fifteen passionate and committed members. Humber Bay For All is a sub-committee of the West End Beaches Stakeholders Association (WEBSA). WEBSA is a coalition formed in 2005 by the Argonaut Rowing Club, The Boulevard Club, Sunnyside Paddling Club, and Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club to work with government agencies and non-governmental organizations to address the interests of persons who regularly use Toronto’s western beaches waterfront and waterways. Its members represent a broad range of organized local waterfront users, including paddlers, rowers and sailors. WEBSA’s members have a long history of developing and delivering amateur and recreational water-based sport along Toronto’s western beaches waterfront.

Argonaut Rowing Club (1872)

Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club (1890)

Boulevard Club (1905)

Sunnyside Paddling Club (1989)