*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Nov. 29, 2019 — The City of Burlington is beginning the installation of the new floating wave break at the LaSalle Park Community Marina. The new wave break will provide better protection for the boats, docks and public who use the marina. The current wave break is at its structural end of life and does not provide adequate protection against larger waves from storms.
Construction will begin on Dec. 2, 2019.
” The current wave break is in need of replacement. Now is the best time to remove the wave break and install sections of the new one that will provide better protection from larger waves. We have a wonderful waterfront and this project will help add to people’s enjoyment of it. We appreciate your patience while we complete this project.” — Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation Services
During the installation, the marina parking lot will be used for housing the construction equipment and materials. Parking at the marina will be limited. To ensure public safety, when the wave breaks and other materials are delivered to the area, there will be no public access to the parking lot during delivery. Visitors are advised to use the parking in the upper lots at LaSalle Park; the marina is accessible from the park.
About the LaSalle Park Community Marina
The Marina is a beautiful location for residents and tourists to launch their boats and enjoy the crisp waters of Lake Ontario and Burlington’s breathtaking lakefront views. The Marina has 219 docking spaces and is protected by a floating wave break. The Burlington Sailing and Boating Club, and the Able Sail program offer sailing programs at the Marina. In addition, the City of Burlington has a public boat launch at the Marina that is protected by the floating wave break.
For more information on becoming a member of LaSalle Park Marina Association, visit burlbay.com.
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MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:
I am glad to see this is moving forward. It has taken a long time to get here. Without a wave break, we would not have public access. We’ve significantly advanced the community interest here. I am on board to explore further community programming here. The marina is already much more than “a place to store boats.” There are youth, adult and special needs learn to sail classes offered. There is a free public boat launch, for any sized water craft an individual may have. The Trumpeter Swan Coalition has offered meet the swan educational and family days for residents, there are people who go to fish from the shoreline, or simply come to enjoy access to the waterfront, its trails, wildlife and watch the boats on the water. The marina association, which is helping to pay for the wave break, is only one group and one set of activities happening at the marina as a whole. There is more happening at the marina beyond simply what the marina association provides, and there is opportunity for more.
*Posted by John Bkila, the Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist.