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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 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.

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

Study Process and Timeline
2017 2018 2019
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Background Review
Plan Development
Community Engagement #1-March 29, 2018
Community Engagement #2-TBD, 2018
Community Engagement #3-TBD, 2018
Preferred Concept Plan
Technical Feasibility Studies
FINAL PLAN and Community Engagement #4-TBD

"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.

Current Community Engagement Opportunities

Public Design Workshop

Take part in a Design Workshop to develop preliminary concept plans.

March 29, 2018, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
TB Costain-SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell St., Brantford

RSVP to jschram@brantford.ca
All welcome.

Community Groups Information Session

March 29, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

TB Costain-SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell St., Brantford
RSVP to jschram@brantford.ca
Museums, Cultural Groups and Service Agencies welcome.

Upcoming Community Engagement Opportunities

A second design meeting will be held in May 2018, to refine the land use options, and to work towards development of a preferred option. A third meeting will be held in early Fall 2018 to present the draft preferred land use concept plan and evaluation criteria that helped the team select this plan. This plan will then be further reviewed for technical feasibility (i.e. traffic impact, infrastructure capacity, market and economic projections, compatibility with surrounding natural heritage and industrial uses etc.).

A fourth meeting will be held in Fall 2019 to present the results of the technical feasibility studies, and any tweaks on the previous draft preferred land use concept plan to unveil the final Mohawk Lake District Plan.

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