Bridge and trail revitalized with $280,000 Community Development Fund grant


On Friday, the town of Wasaga Beach officially opened the revitalized Pridham Park Bridge and McIntyre Trail.

In 2021, the city received a $280,000 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Capital Component Community Development Fund and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help with this revitalization work.

On Friday, MPP Brian Saunderson met with city officials to see the results of the work.

“It’s great to see OTF funds being invested in important infrastructure so residents and visitors can enjoy healthy and active use of Wasaga Beach‘s beautiful trails,” said Brian Saunderson, MPP for Simcoe. -Grey.

Repairing and resurfacing the pathway and pedestrian bridge will improve safety and extend the life of these community assets. The project also improved the accessibility of bridges and trails. The deck’s wooden decking has been redesigned with a smooth, flat, non-slip surface. The deck has been widened to accommodate larger wheelchairs and regulation height handrails have been installed to assist those with limited mobility. The trail has been widened and resurfaced creating a more accessible route.

“On behalf of Council, I thank the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support of this project,” said Mayor Nina Bifolchi.

The pedestrian bridge crosses McIntyre Creek, just west of Sunnidale Road and north of Pridham Court.

The mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s leading grant-making foundations, last year OTF invested nearly $209 million in 2,042 community projects and partnerships, including funding for the Government of Ontario Community Development Fund. Since 2020, OTF has been supporting Ontario’s economic recovery by helping not-for-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.


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