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Below you'll find some of the projects City of Cornwall staff are working on. Each page provides information on the scope of the project, the timeline and the opportunities for residents and businesses to participate in the conversation.

 Arts & Culture Centre

What's at stake

The City of Cornwall has purchased the former BMO building on Pitt Street with the goal of completing renovations for an arts and culture centre. This property serves as an ideal location for a centralized arts centre and an opportunity to inject further culture, economic activity, and development into the Central Business District.



On July 5, 2016, +VG Architects submitted their final report for the Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study. Please click here to read the report.

On October 11, 2016, City staff submitted an administration report to Council regarding the Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study. The floor plans contained in the report are only considered to be conceptual, and the actual design drawings for the conversion project would be the product of a capital project, approved in the 2019 budget. Please click here to read the report.

In 2018, the City purchased a building at 159 Pitt Street to be used as an Arts and Culture Centre. On June 19, staff provided an update to council about the Arts and Culture Centre. Please click here to read the report.

On July 26, 2018, the facility was opened to the public to consider plans suggested by the consultants for a black box theatre. 


To share your thoughts, contact:
James Fawthrop
Division Manager, Parks and Recreation
City of Cornwall
613-938-9898 ext. 4026

 Community Cats

What's at stake

The City of Cornwall is considering strategies to reduce the cat population to manageable levels. 



On May 14, 2018, City staff submitted an interim report to council outlining the proposed strategies. Please click here to read the report.

In February and March 2019, the public commented on the proposals provided in the interim report through an online survey.


To share your thoughts, contact:
Christopher Rogers
Chief Building Official and By-Law Enforcement Supervisor
City of Cornwall
613-930-2787 ext. 2345

 Fire Hall

What's at stake

Consultants are investigating the feasibility of developing a Fire Station and Training Centre in Cornwall. The proposed facility is intended to improve the quality of emergency response service in Cornwall.



On September 25, 2018, consultants held a public consultation at the Benson Centre to provide information, seek feedback and offer residents the opportunity to provide input.


To share your thoughts, contact:
Pierre Voisine
Fire Chief
Cornwall Fire Services
613-930-2787 ext. 2338

 Solid Waste Management Master Plan

What's at stake

The City of Cornwall is updating the Solid Waste Management Master Plan. The City is considering garbage bag limits, mandatory recycling, and changes to bulk item pickup. 



On May 28th 2018, City staff put forward their proposal to council. Click here to read the report.

On July 12th 2018, City staff held public consultations regarding the proposed changes. Click here to view the presentation materials.

On March 4th, 2019, City staff submitted a report to council regarding the proposed waste management by-law. Click here to read the report.

On March 25th, 2019, City staff submitted a new waste management by-law.


To share your thoughts, contact:
Danielle Watson
Waste Management Supervisor
City of Cornwall
613-930-2787 ext. 2589

 Waterfront Plan

What's at stake

The City of Cornwall is updating the 2007 Waterfront Plan. This study will provide a vision for the future of the City’s waterfront and align its objectives with those of the newly adopted Official Plan, the Provincial Policy Statement, and other local plans and guidelines. The Waterfront Plan will build upon its previous iterations while also providing a new and progressive framework for addressing the important economic, social, cultural, and environmental benefits the waterfront offers to the City and to its diverse residents and visitors year round.

The City’s entire waterfront area covers approximately 16 kilometers from Guindon Park in the west to Gray’s Creek Conservation area in the east. The waterfront area is divided into five (5) subsections due to unique characteristics, topography, environmental conditions, and land ownership patterns. These sections include:

1. Guindon Park

2. Canal Lands

3. Lamoureux Park

4. Harbour to College

5. East Front

Each study area is described in terms of their geographical boundary, key characteristics and history. The history of Cornwall’s waterfront is a significant factor in the current form and future potential for development of all types. Please refer to the 1989 Waterfront Plan and 2007 Waterfront Plan for more information. 




To share your thoughts, contact:

For more information or if you would like to be added to the mailing list in order to stay informed on upcoming events and the latest news, please contact Mary Joyce-Smith, Division Manager of Planning Services, and refer to Cornwall’s Waterfront Plan Update when making enquiries.

Mary Joyce-Smith
Division Manager, Planning Services
Department of Planning, Development and Recreation
100 Water Street East, P.O. Box 877, 2nd Floor
Cornwall, ON K6H 5T9
Phone: 613-930-2787 ext. 2312



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Emma Meldrum
Public Information Coordinator
360 Pitt Street, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2157
F.: 613-932-8145
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