Indoor waterpark planned for Cornwall

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By Nick Seebruch
Indoor waterpark planned for Cornwall
The entrance to the Cornwall Business Park (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – At their meeting on Monday, March 28, Cornwall City Council approved the sale of 40 acres of land in the Cornwall Business Park to Great Wolf Resorts, a company that specializes in indoor waterpark experiences.

Based in the United States, Great Wolf Resorts has 18 locations across the U.S. and one location currently in Canada in Niagra Falls, ON.

“We continuously explore opportunities to bring the Great Wolf Lodge family resort experience to more audiences. We are currently evaluating the prospect of developing one of our signature indoor water parks in eastern Ontario and were pleased to learn Cornwall City Council approved the Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) for a parcel of land within the Cornwall Business Park, an area we determined could support a future Great Wolf Lodge resort,” said Steven Jacobsen, Vice President Domestic Development, Great Wolf Resorts. “We appreciate the support for this endeavour from Cornwall Economic Development, Cornwall Tourism and the City of Cornwall as their partnership has been invaluable. The APS is a critical step in the process as we continue to pursue the opportunity for a resort in Cornwall.”

Cornwall Mayor Glen Grant praised the waterpark deal in a statement.

“We are very pleased that Great Wolf Resorts is interested in investing in Cornwall. Cornwall City Council considers this potential development to offer significant benefits to City, region and Provincial economy. We look forward to continuing to work with Great Wolf Resorts as they undertake their due diligence and we welcome future development applications,” Mayor Grant’s statement reads.

This purchase is just the latest in a series of purchases made in the Cornwall Business Park so far this year.

In January, Council approved the sale of 6.1, 62, 80, and 10-acre plots of land to Fairview Garage, Safavieh Home Furnishings Limited, Broccolini Investments Inc. and Kingland Investments respectively.

In January, Cornwall Economic Development Officer Bob Peters said that at that time, the City was selling land in the Business Park for $50,000 an acre.

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