The City is developing a new concept design for the central stretch of the river valley in 2 distinct project areas: Rossdale and the North Shore.

Project Overview

The river valley is a place people have been drawn to and gathered at since time immemorial. The City is exploring ways to improve access to the central river valley with the Touch the Water Promenade project. If the project moves forward, it would include opportunities to celebrate heritage, encourage recreation and connect people with nature.

Public Engagement - July 2021

Thank you for your feedback on the preliminary design for the Rossdale portion of the Touch the Water Promenade project. The design will act as a blueprint for future development in the project area that reflects a shared vision for the central river valley, and will serve as a long-term plan that could be implemented in phases over time. If you were unable to participate in our engagement session, please view the refined design for the Rossdale Area.

The Stage 3 What We Heard Report will be shared once available later in 2021. The preliminary design phase is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021. 

The Touch the Water Promenade project is currently in the planning and design stages and is not funded for construction at this time.