Business >> Community Planning

Bay Beach Master Plan


The Bay Beach property was purchased by the Town of Fort Erie in 2001. A variety of development scenarios have been explored since that time. In 2015, the Town undertook the Bay Beach Master Plan, in an effort to establish community consensus on how the property should develop in the short and long term, and establish an implementation strategy.

Ultimately, development of the Bay Beach lands should support Crystal Beach as a mixed use destination with recreational, commercial and residential/rental accommodation facilities and activities, and serve as a catalyst in stimulating growth and development for a year-round tourist/recreational destination.

A community driven strategy resulted from an extensive public consultation process that involved hundreds of community members and stakeholder groups, over a 6 month period in 2015. The Bay Beach Master Plan was approved by Council on January 11, 2016, along with a strategy to commence implementation of the plan.

Click here to view the approved Bay Beach Master Plan

Click here to view the Bay Beach Master Plan Site Plan

Bay Beach Master Plan drawing

Construction Update: In addition to grant funding received through the Region's Waterfront Investment Program, Council allocated the necessary funding to construct Bay Beach Park in 2018. Construction commenced in July 2018 and is anticipated to conclude prior to the 2019 beach season.

If you have any questions about the Bay Beach Master Plan or ongoing construction please contract

Signe Hansen, Manager, Community Planning

905-871-1600 ext 2506