The Bay Area Restoration Council (BARC) has collected visual and written information about the aesthetic qualities and public perceptions of Hamilton Harbour. In order to expand that engagement, BARC has teamed up with Civicplan to launch PlanLocal: Let’s Talk Water – an engagement process to ask residents from across the watershed to share their thoughts, experiences and photographs with us and the whole community.

Participants were asked a variety of question such as: Think of the first or the last time you visited Hamilton Harbour, including Cootes Paradise Marsh. Where did you go? Was it a park or a trail? What did the water look like? How did it smell? What sounds did you hear? How have things changed over the years?

In addition to the aesthetic questions, participants were asked to share their favourite locations through the interactive crowd map on the right.

Phase one of PlanLocal: Let’s Talk Water is now concluded. Please contact BARC for more information.

Please share your favourite location on Hamilton Harbour.

Double click on the map and tell us what makes the location special.