Work continues on MBL Promenade
September 15, 2021 - Pouring of the concrete promenade slab began this week with the first 2.5 metre-wide section completed along the property where the former coal dock used to be.
Soon this slab will be expanded further south to be 7 metres wide (23 feet) and include interlocking stone features.
Still to come:
- Trees, shrubs, benches and solar lights, offering places to view Georgian Bay;
- An asphalt multi-use trail that will welcome cyclists, walkers and more.
Stay tuned for future updates!
MBLDC unanimously endorses GeoPark recommendations
BrandTrade presented Midland and the North Simcoe region with a significant opportunity to brand and market the whole Region to visitors and investors alike that will generate new employment and significant economic benefits through expanded tourism, retail, restaurant and accommodation businesses. A UNESCO Global Geopark will build on and enhance our existing cultural and historical assets and showcase them to the world.
A highly motivated, knowledgeable small Steering Group will immediately start work to seek endorsement from North Simcoe municipal and indigenous councils to begin developing and launching a Georgian Bay Geopark and obtaining designation from UNESCO in the next 18 - 24 months. Having initiated and now presented the Feasibility Study, MBLDC will hand over the launching of Geopark to the Steering Group.
The MBLDC Board unanimously endorsed the Feasibility Study and recommended that the Town of Midland Council and the other municipal and indigenous councils do the same.
Special Board Meeting - GeoPark Feasibility Study presentation
Feasibility Study - UNESCO Geopark Opportunity
MBL Promenade Updates
Construction well underway - August 24, 2021
Construction work is well underway on the MBL Promenade Demonstration
August 24, 2021 - Below are progress photos (in an animated GIF) of the ongoing construction work at the Midland Bay Landing (MBL) Promenade Demonstration.
Constructions Begins - August 3, 2021
Construction begins on Midland Bay Landing Promenade Demonstration
On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, construction work began on the Midland Bay Landing Promenade Demonstration. The promenade demonstration will show a portion of the proposed promenade that will extend along the entire 1100 metre waterfront at Midland Bay Landing (MBL).
Construction vehicles will be using the MBL parking lot to enter/access the construction area, however visitors will continue to have access to the parking lot to enjoy the area.
The demonstration will be approximately 100m long, along the former Coal Dock featuring the historic 2m wide concrete base for the old steel rails and new a 4m wide concrete promenade; interlocking stone accents, viewing benches and a picnic table abutting a 2.5m wide bio-swale with trees, shrubs, and solar pedestrian lights, separate 3m wide asphalt multi-purpose trail for bikes and strollers will run parallel to the swale.
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