What is the Grimsby Beach Study?

The Grimsby Beach Land Use Study will examine the existing conditions; particularly the unique cultural and natural heritage characteristics of Grimsby Beach, to develop an understanding of how the area may change or be impacted by growth and development.  The goal is to establish a community driven vision and principles that can provide guidance a comprehensive and implementable framework/plan that will not only guide appropriate change, but inspire it and preserve what aspects of Grimsby Beach are most valued.

While the Study will be grounded in evidence-based research and technical information, a significant component will be spent reaching out to the community and stakeholders through meaningful engagement.  The community and stakeholders will play a critical role in helping to identify issues and opportunities within the neighbourhood and work together with the Town and consulting team to build consensus on the vision.  Throughout the five phases of the study, there will be public engagement activities that seek to inform, consult and engage.

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Purpose of the Study:

Understand how the area may change or be impacted by growth and development

Identify Issues and opportunities in the neighbourhood to create a vision for future growth & development

Build a framework/plan to guide appropriate change while preserving Grimsby Beach’s unique cultural and natural heritage characteristics


How can I get involved?
  • Participate in the Postcards from Grimsby Beach activity

Imagine it is 2026 and you are writing someone a postcard from Grimsby Beach in a few lines. What would you say? How would you describe the area? Choose from one of the 13 postcards designs provided below, be creative, have fun and share your thoughts.

Please send your completed Postcard to bverrecchia@grimsby.ca 

Colourful Mushrooms Postcard

Colourful Roofline Postcard

Decorative Shed Postcard

Front Door Postcard

Gazebo Postcard

Grimsby Beach Bank Postcard

Grimsby Beach with Swans Postcard

Orange Home Postcard

Pink Car and Bar Postcard

Star Home Postcard

Sunflower Home Postcard

Welcome Car Postcard

Yellow Home Postcard

Associated Documents 


Walking Tour Summary


Background Report

Executive Summary

Appendix A1 - Existing Conditions (Appendix A)

Appendix A2 - Existing Conditions (Appendix B)

Appendix A3 - Existing Conditions (Appendix C)

Appendix B1 - FSR Draft (Appendix A)

Appendix B2 - FSR Draft (Appendix B)

Appendix B3 - FSR Draft (Appendix C)

Appendix B4 - FSR Draft (Appendix D)

Appendix B5 - FSR Draft (Appendix E)

Appendix B6 - Figures

Appendix C - Grimsby Beach Zoning Definitions

Appendix D - Grimsby Beach Walking Tour Brochure

Appendix E - Grimsby Beach Walking Tour Summary

Appendix F - Grimsby Beach Community Survey

Appendix G - Detailed Community Survey Results

Study Area

The Grimsby Beach study area is outlined in yellow on the map above. The majority of the study area is located to the North of Lake St., between Baker Rd. North and Park Rd. North. The remaining study area is located to the South of Lake St. between Grand Ave and Birchpark Dr.

Work Program

Grimsby Beach Workplan

Past Community Engagement Activities


 These materials are available in alternate format, upon request.

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