Wilson commits to new washrooms for Allenwood and New Wasaga Beach areas

Published on May 30, 2018
Progressive Conservative Party candidate Jim Wilson is committing to cleaning up the beachfront and building new public washrooms in Wasaga Beach if reelected.
Wilson has been raising the beachfront issue with the government for a number of years, including submitting petitions with thousands of signatures asking for the waterfront area to be cleaned up. He was disappointed to learn about the government’s postponement of promised new washrooms for New Wasaga and Allenwood beaches.
Wilson made the announcement in front of an older vault-style washroom at Allenwood Beach. Wilson was joined by Wasaga Beach councillors Ron Ego and Bonnie Smith and Allenwood Beach Ratepayers Association President Faye Ego for announcement. 
“We just found out that the government’s plan to have new washrooms built in time for this summer will not happen. The Wynne government promised new washrooms at the waterfront by the summer and now we know the project has been delayed until September,” said Wilson. “As recently as March, the Ministry assured me that the washrooms would be built before the summer season. It is ridiculous this task as been postponed. How hard is it to get new washrooms built?”
In addition, Wilson is promising to improve the conditions of the beachfront area. It is an issue that Wilson has been demanding action on for several years. Many areas of the beachfront are overgrown with weeds and vegetation.
“I will also continue to push for proper maintenance for all beachfront areas. Some areas of the waterfront remain overgrown with weeds and vegetation. It’s time for those areas to be cleaned up,” said Wilson. “Wasaga Beach is a jewel. It is the longest freshwater beach in the world and the waterfront is a focal point of our community. I can’t understand why the government has not paid more attention to what is one of the biggest tourist areas in the province.”
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Jim Wilson Remarks
I am here to announce, if I am reelected, my commitment is to get new washrooms built for the Allenwood and New Wasaga Beach areas and to improve the overall maintenance of the Wasaga Beach waterfront.
Wasaga Beach is a jewel. It is the longest freshwater beach in the world and the waterfront is a focal point of our community. I can’t understand why the government has not paid more attention to what is one of the biggest tourist areas in the province.
Thousands of local residents have signed petitions asking for improved maintenance and new washrooms. I have raised this matter over and over and I know the town has done the same. The Liberal's response has been slow with delay after delay and quite frankly is not adequate.
The town, local residents and tourists visiting the area are all concerned.
We just found out that the government’s plan to have new washrooms built in time for this summer will not happen. The Wynne government promised new washrooms at the waterfront by the summer and now we know the project has been delayed until September. As recently as March, the Ministry assured me that the washrooms would be built before the summer season.
It is ridiculous this task has been postponed. 
How hard is it to get new washrooms built? The government has been
promising to build new washroom facilities for years and has delivered nothing to this point.
This is not fair to the community and it is not fair to tourists who come to Wasaga Beach every year to enjoy the beaches and other wonderful amenities.
The summer season is just starting. It is unacceptable that visitors to the beach face another summer with old and out-of-date washroom facilities. 
If I am reelected, I will push to have this project completed immediately.
Although we have seen some improvements to maintenance of the beachfront over the last year, I will also continue to push for proper maintenance for all beachfront areas. Some areas of the waterfront remain over grown with weeds and vegetation. It’s time for those areas to be cleaned up.
The Town of Wasaga Beach relies on tourism to fuel its economy. The town doesn’t have traditional industry and the waterfront is absolutely crucial. A beachfront in tip top shape is one of the keys to attracting visitors to our community.
I have been bringing this issue up in the legislature for many years. We have presented petitions, we have asked questions and many meetings have been held with Ministers and other government officials. It’s time for action. We need to get this done right away.
Thank you.