SHORELINES & SHORE LANDS:
Planning for Coastal Resilience in Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County (the “County”), Ontario is facing immense pressure from tourism and development growth. Nowhere are these pressures more evident than along the County’s shoreline. Rapid growth has threatened Prince Edward County’s traditional rural character and local environment. Adding to this, development along the shoreline has created challenges in maintaining public access to water. Many of these tensions are located within the County’s Shore Lands designation. This land use designation contains a broad range of uses including residential, agriculture, and tourism-related commercial uses. Shore Lands cover much – but not all – of Prince Edward County’s shoreline.
As part of the Official Plan review process, Prince Edward County is re-evaluating the role of the Shore Lands. The recommendations made by this studio team, which are found in the final report, can be used to inform council, municipal staff, or any third-party consultants, of how the Shore Lands may be adapted to better meet the objectives outlined in the Official Plan.
SHORELINES & SHORE LANDS: Planning for Coastal Resilience in Prince Edward County was developed by a team of six Master’s of Urban Development Students from Toronto Metropolitan University: Sarah Giacomantonio, Victoria Blake, Erika Leclerc, Julie Fader, Scott Kruse, Joseph Peace, and Marienka Bishop-Kovac, for Michael Michaud (Manager of Planning, Prince Edward County) and Marcia Wallace (Chief Administrative Officer, Prince Edward County).
The project was supervised by Professor Nina-Marie Lister, the Graduate Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Toronto Metropolitan University and Director of the Ecological Design Lab.