greeting from the mayor
Welcome to the Town of Wasaga Beach website.
On behalf of the City Council and staff, I would like to thank you for choosing to visit our site.
You will find that our municipal website is your best source for accurate information on municipal programs, services, activities, events and meetings.
Wasaga Beach is a wonderful place. Whether you are here for life or just for the weekend, we are happy to welcome you.
Our city is made up of talented, caring and compassionate residents. Above all, it’s the people who live here that make Wasaga Beach so special.
The city is fortunate to be one of Ontario’s most popular tourist destinations.
Most people know our town for having one of the best beaches in Canada. In fact, our beach has the distinction of being the longest freshwater beach in the world.
However, there is so much more to our city.
Wasaga Beach is home to beautiful parks and a great network of trails. Exploring our parks and trails are great ways to get out and see our city. I encourage you to take full advantage of it.
We are also proud of our RecPlex facility, which contains modern recreational facilities and meeting space for various activities. Please take the time to learn more about the building and the activities that take place there. I think you will be happy.
Wasaga Sports Park is home to baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playground equipment, horseshoe pitches, bocce ball courts, a dog park, an indoor pavilion and a boat launch for canoes.
Another important aspect of community life is our library and arena.
The library offers fun, interesting and educational programs. Plus, the library is a fantastic source of books and movies. The library also provides public computer terminals with Internet access.
Our arena is the heart of our hockey community. Over the years, thousands of young boys and girls have learned to play hockey at Wasaga Stars Arena. It is also a focal point for the Wasaga Beach Figure Skating Club. Additionally, the arena hosts other types of on-ice skill development.
Our arena and library need to be replaced to meet the needs of our growing community. We are moving forward with a plan to build a new arena and library at 544 River Road W.
In addition, I must recognize the organizations and volunteers who contribute so much to our community. Your efforts are truly commendable. You help make Wasaga Beach a great place.
I also want to tell you about our public transit system. Wasaga Beach Transit operates two routes within the city, seven days a week, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Bus service is an affordable and convenient way to get around our community. Council is considering how it can expand the transit system to better serve residents and visitors.
The website includes a public transport map, regional public transport information and additional details about this service.
The city is also home to a wide range of shopping choices. I invite you to consult our local businesses for all your needs. They will appreciate your support.
If you are thinking of establishing a business in Wasaga Beach, our economic development staff will be happy to assist you.
To speak with our Economic Development Officer, call 705-429-3844, ext. 2284.
Our city hosts exciting festivals every year and I encourage you to check out the Special Events section of our website to learn more about these opportunities.
On another note, communication is something the city takes seriously. You can keep up to date with municipal activities by visiting the Press Releases and Public Notices section of our website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we regularly share municipal information.
Rogers Television broadcasts our board meetings. You can also watch the meetings on the Rogers Television website
Coordinating Committee and Full Committee meetings are streamed live on our YouTube channel.
You can also find municipal information on our ‘town pages’ in the weekly edition of The Sun newspaper.
Additionally, we produce a variety of newsletters throughout the year.
Wasaga Beach is rich in history and I hope you will take the time to learn about our past.
The historic site of the Ile de Nancy is a great place. Founded in 1928, the site features interesting information and exhibits relating to the War of 1812 and the local battle of 1814 which involved three American schooners and HMS Nancy.
Another fascinating place for history buffs is the Wasaga Beach Archives. Located at the Wasaga Beach Public Library, the archives contain all kinds of artifacts, photographs and documents from our community’s long and proud history. Be sure to call ahead to make sure they are open.
As mayor, if I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In closing, I would like to thank you once again for visiting our site.