Representatives from LaSalle Park Marina attend waterfront meeting

Trumpeter Swans spend their winters at LaSalle Park.

Trumpeter Swans spend their winters at LaSalle Park.

A number of residents have been asking whether city council has taken a position on the proposed LaSalle Park Wave Break & Marina Expansion. A number of you have also raised concerns about the potential impact of the proposed expansion on the park environment and in particular the Trumpeter Swan population.

Meantime, the marina has asked the city to help fund the next level of detailed design.

Council is waiting to hear back from the Ministry of the Environment before taking any further action.

Two separate parties requested that the Ministry review the Environmental Assessment completed by a consultant back in August. That review is underway and there is no timeline for the Ministry to report back.

Meantime, the Burlington Waterfront Committee has been learning more about the issue, and has had presentations from the Trumpeter Swan Coalition and the LaSalle Park Marina Association. The committee is a volunteer group of residents from across the city, providing resident input to city and regional council on waterfront access and protection issues. The committee has not yet taken a position on the marina, but is gathering additional information.

To see the minutes of these meetings, and the presentations from the two groups, visit the committee’s webpage at

For more background on the marina, and to read the original Environmental Assessment, visit the city’s webpage devoted to the marina here

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