Rest for the Weary: City unveils new rest stops along waterfront trail

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CORNWALL, Ontario - A series of new rest stops have been installed along Cornwall’s waterfront recreational path for the benefit of residents and visitors.

Pictured at one of the new rest stops are members of the Waterfront Development Committee and City staff members (seated from left) Christine Lefebvre, Division Manager, Planning, Parks & Recreation, Colleen Bissonnette, Lee Cassidy, Guy Menard, (back row) Pat Clarke, Stephen Alexander, General Manager, Planning, Parks & Recreation, Kevin Donnelly and Ely Daniels, Administrative Assistant, Planning.

The new stops – nine in total – feature black metal benches, bike racks and garbage cans on concrete pads.

“This project was proposed by the Waterfront Committee and builds on previous enhancements made to the waterfront,” said Stephen Alexander, General Manager, Planning, Parks & Recreation.

The new stops are located on or near the Citizen of the Year Walkway in Lamoureux Park, the RCAFA Wing 424 and Pointe Maligne, the waterfront area near Legion Park.

Rest stops have also been installed near the new portion of the recreational path that passes under the new low-level bridge crossing.

“The rest stops were placed in specific locations where residents can take advantage of the great views our waterfront offers,” said Lee Cassidy, chair of the Waterfront Committee. “It’s a simple way to make our waterfront more enjoyable and accessible for everyone.”

The design elements of the new rest stops are similar to the new pieces of street furniture that have been added in the Downtown and Le Village commercial areas in recent years.

QUICK FACTS

The Waterfront Committee was established in the 1980s to develop a comprehensive Waterfront Plan for the City of Cornwall.

Comprised of representatives from City Council and the community at large, the Committee undertakes various waterfront enhancement projects and serves as an advisory body to the Planning Advisory Committee and to City Council on waterfront-related issues.

- Provided by the City of Cornwall

Organizations: FACTSThe Waterfront Committee, Planning Advisory Committee

Geographic location: Lamoureux Park, Cornwall, Legion Park

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