Waterfront Master Plan

Cobourg, ON

Applied Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Heritage & Tourism
  • Parks & Open Space
  • Recreation
  • Streetscapes
  • Trails
  • Urban Design


In conjunction with a Parks and Recreation Master Plan, we developed a Waterfront Master Plan to guide future development of the Town of Cobourg’s most valuable resource. Cobourg’s waterfront is a defining icon of the community and is well recognized as one of the premier waterfront destinations in Ontario. Its immediate proximity to historic downtown Cobourg, the extensive sand beach and first class boating facilities draws visitors from around the province

The Waterfront master plan developed by peter j. smith & company, inc. focused on improving these assets as attractions and supporting enhanced tourism and economic development opportunities. The plan included the creation of an Ecological Centre at the west beach, new event and festival space, strengthened connections to downtown, a waterfront “parkway”, and pedestrian enhancements to the pier. In addition, opportunities for commercial/mixed use development, streetscape enhancements, and three new parking garages were identified.