The Township of Terrace Bay is receiving $1.1 million from Ottawa to develop its waterfront on Lake Superior into a regional tourist attraction.
Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu made the announcement, Aug.17.
The money from FedNor is earmarked for the servicing, expansion and paving of a parking lot and boat launch, development and installation of signage, and construction of a pedestrian walkway, beach pathway, gazebo and pavilion.
A government release said the community wants to promote its waterfront as the “gateway to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (LSNMCA) and Slate Islands Provincial Park.”
“This FedNor investment will help fuel the regional economy by attracting additional visitors from outside the region, creating jobs and opportunities for local residents,” said Hajdu in a statement.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates that our federal partner in economic development, FedNor, recognizes Terrace Bay’s tourism and economic development potential, and its capacity to help grow and diversify our economy for the benefit of everyone,” said Terrace Bay Mayor Jody Davis.