Welcome to Let’s Talk Water


Throughout 2018, the Bay Area Restoration Council (BARC) collected visual and written information about the aesthetic qualities and public perceptions of Hamilton Harbour.

BARC has teamed up with Civicplan to launch PlanLocal: Let’s Talk Water – an engagement process that asks residents from across the watershed to share their thoughts, experiences and photographs with us and the whole community.

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? These are the things we would like to hear from you.

Thank you to all those who participated in the survey. You can still share your favourite locations through an interactive crowd map along with your photos and feedback.

Please share your favourite location on Hamilton Harbour.

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