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Mohawk Lake District Plan


Welcome to Mohawk Lake District – where else can you find a 50-acre park, trails along a 2km canal, a 13-acre lake and that's just the beginning!

Mohawk Lake District combines the lands along Mohawk Canal and Mohawk Lake including Mohawk Park and the former Greenwich Mohawk brownfield site. The goal is to revitalize these sites into a vibrant new community to work, live and play.

To inform and guide decisions in terms of how to revitalize this area, the City is working on a plan that will be a “road map” to development that will summarize the ideas we hear from the community, outline the results of further technical analysis (like traffic impact and compatibility with existing land uses), and include recommendations for how to implement the revitalization plan.

Mohawk Lake District is a unique and diverse mix of land uses, cultural heritage features and natural features. The study area is located less the 1km from Downtown Brantford and derives its name from Mohawk Canal, Mohawk Lake, and Mohawk Park. Based on community feedback, the plan will create a stronger association between these natural assets.. The study area is also bound by Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, so Six Nations, Woodland Cultural Centre and Mohawk Chapel will be engaged throughout the planning process so that these cherished community attractions remain supported.

Online Survey

Please share your comments in an online survey. The survey is being updated to allow you to specifically vote and comment on the updated draft concepts.

Mohawk Lake District Plan Map
Mohawk Lake Study Area Map PDF (opens new browser window)

Study Process and Timeline

Mohawk Lake District Plan Timeline 2017-2019

"In 20 years, Mohawk Lake District will..."

Community engagement is critical to the development of the Mohawk Lake District Plan to ensure the plan is a reflection of the community. Help us envision the future of this area by participating in several public engagement opportunities that will be updated regularly on this project webpage as well as the City’s Facebook page.

We anticipate that one of the most exciting parts of the Mohawk Lake District will be the redevelopment of the former Greenwich Mohawk brownfield site (please click here to read about the remediation of these lands). This 51-acre parcel has prime access to Mohawk Canal, a hidden waterfront with prime potential. If you were planning a visit to the Canadian Military Heritage Museum and the future Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and took in a view of Mohawk Lake and Mohawk Canal, what other activities or sites would you like visit within walking distance? This is your chance to share your ideas.

Latest Draft Concepts

At the Nov. 28th meeting, the project team unveiled the latest draft concepts for the redevelopment of the 50-acre former brownfield site. The meeting presentation provides a description of three options for the different ways that land uses can be arranged on the site.

Option 1: Outdoor Events and Festival Focus

This option creates a destination for major cultural events and festivals. The primary land uses include a large purpose-built event area with associated parks and open spaces, an institutional area, and some mixed commercial and institutional uses.

Click to open Option 1: Outdoor Events and Festival Focus (PDF)

Option 2: Cultural and Community Focus

This option creates a destination for both cultural gatherings and community and commercial services. This option is a balance of land uses that include a multi-purpose open space, several options for mixed commercial and institutional uses with potential upper-story residential uses, and an institutional area.

Click to open Option 2: Cultural and Community Focus (PDF)

Option 3: Community Services Focus

This option creates a destination for community services, including large institutional areas, and options for mixed commercial and institutional uses with potential upper-story residential or offices. The buildings may arranged in be a campus format with smaller scale public gathering spaces.

Click to open Option 3: Community Services Focus (PDF)

Online Survey

Please share your comments in an online survey. The survey is being updated to allow you to specifically vote and comment on the updated draft concepts. Please stay tuned!

Current Community Engagement Opportunities

Public Meeting and Survey

You're invited to share your feedback about the latest draft plans for the Mohawk Lake District Plan.

November 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
TB Costain-SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street, Brantford
All welcome. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Can't make it to the meeting? Share your ideas through our online survey.

Sign up for Mohawk Lake District Plan E-newsletter updates to be invited to review preliminary plans and provide feedback as the project moves along.

Connect With Us

Tara Tran, Senior Policy Planner
(519) 759-4150 ext. 5684
 Email: ttran@brantford.ca

To be added to the project's mailing list for regular updates, please contact:
Josh Schram, Policy Planner
(519) 759-4150 ext. 5873 Email: jschram@brantford.ca