Render of wasaga beach parkette frozen in the winter covered in white snow with a blue tint and buildings and stress lit up with yellow lights
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Birds eye view of wasaga beach render of long island with houses and a long yellow beach with bright blue green water on each side
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Sketch of pathway lined with light poles with yellow flags next to green trees and high rise city buildings
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Wasaga Beach

Wasaga, Canada

Located on what is known as the world’s longest freshwater beach, the town of Wasaga had been suffering a long decline. After engaging in several in-depth discovery workshops with the community, FORREC’s team created a downtown development master plan that addresses the challenges and illuminates the opportunities. The resulting vision proposes a livable, walkable, more compact downtown.

The plan features main street buildings of three to five story’s that accommodate ground level business and upper level residential use. A town square and community hub provide much needed year-round gathering spaces. A new roundabout improves traffic flow and new bridges enhance the over-the-river connection between the downtown and the famous beach. Walking trails, a cycling network and a beachfront boardwalk showcase the scenic river and the dramatic sand dune system. Amenities and mixed-use facilities downtown and on the beach, serve the needs of residents and tourists alike, making the town a thriving year-round destination.




Town of Wasaga Beach

  • Audit & Revitalization
  • Concept Design
  • Program Development
  • Master Planning
  • Experience Planning
  • Public Consultation


FORREC Architects


  • Ideate
  • Create

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