No Convention Centre on Port Elgin Beachfront

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Join us!! The Port Elgin Beach Preservers are a group of concerned citizens who want to see beautification and revitalization of Port Elgin's Main Beach. We are opposed to Town Council's approval of a "village" of approximately 160,000 square feet that includes a 300-person Conference/Event Centre and Viewing Tower.

   Our concerns:

  1. Although recommended in the 2013 Waterfront Master Plan, no surveys of beach-goers were ever conducted.
  2. Results of a short two-week online survey in July, 2019,  sent a clear message to Council... the majority of people neither want nor need a Convention Centre on the beachfront.
  3. The original 'Request for Proposal' (RFP) of February 2019 showed a  footprint of land containing the now defunct train station, mini-putt and market place.  It contained an option to move "a" building closer to the waterfront if the train station (3000 square feet) was to be torn down. The Town has accepted a proposal for development of a "village" with multi-level buildings that would cover twenty times the space of the station, almost 64,000 square feet. Placed across our waterfront, this "village" will put up a wall between beach-goers and the sand, the water, and the sunsets, the three reasons thousands of people visit Port Elgin every year.