East Point Shoreline and Bluffer's Beach - Keep Our Shorelines Natural
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is currently planning a major overhaul of about 11 kilometres of the Scarborough waterfront, from Bluffer’s Park in the west to East Point Park, near the mouth of Highland Creek. This is a very big decision that has the potential to fundamentally alter the contour and shape of the eastern waterfront, and the way we relate to the lake, for generations to come.
Our primary concern is the preservation of the beaches, ravines and diverse animal species that live along the shore. We are not opposed to people coming down to experience Lake Ontario. What we are opposed to is any development proposal to facilitate access to the waterfront that will ultimately destroy the delicate ecology of the ravines and sand beaches, limit unobstructed views of the water and/or compromise the remarkably varied wildlife that inhabits the shore and near shore areas.
We support a diversified and balanced waterfront that allows for varied experiences and interactions with Lake Ontario. We hold that the placement of the Waterfront Trail should not supercede the preservation of the remaining beach areas in Scarborough.
Please tell the TRCA that Scarborough’s beaches are off-limits. This means that you want the beaches that already exist to remain intact.