Speak Up Wasaga!
“Should the Town of Wasaga Beach hold public meetings before selling the beachfront properties to Bayloc Developments?”
Take this survey and leave your comments.
This survey is limited to one response per email address. To complete the survey you must first enter your email address. A confirmation link will be sent to that email address. You must click on this link to register, otherwise the response will be ignored.
Have Your Say About Beach One Redevelopment.
The Town of Wasaga Beach has terminated negotiations with Slate Asset Management for the sale of the taxpayer-owned Beach One properties. Negotiations with Bayloc Developments (Baycliffe) have started and are expected to be complete by April 30, 2022. The Town’s public engagement portal does not provide a way to submit comments on the sale; the Town’s Facebook page does not allow comments at all. This survey asks if you want the Town to hold public meetings before the sale or not. It also asks if you think an audit of Bayloc should be done before the sale. The results will be made public.
The beachfront redevelopment project has been a divisive issue in our community. Without public engagement, there is simply no way to know how people feel about the sale of Beach Area One to a residential developer. With the negotiations completed by the end of April, there is no way to deal with the sale as an election issue.
Whether you support this sale or not, your voice should be heard. There is no going back once the properties are sold. The decisions made by this council will dictate what The Beach will be for generations to come. Not only the taxpayers that give up their ownership of these lands will live with this sale; all the visitors with years of fond memories and all those we hope to attract in the future will judge what is done here now.
This is your chance to “Speak Up Wasaga!”
Results are not scientific. As the informal findings of a survey presented to the readers of this site, they reflect the opinions of those readers who have chosen to participate. Every effort has been made to reach the broadest audience possible in order to hear from supporters of both sides of the questions. The survey is ongoing and results will be updated periodically.