Big Bay Point Resort, Town of Innisfil

Big Bay Point Resort

Source: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Tower Hill Ground Simulation

(Geranium Corporation)

On behalf of Geranium Corporation, WND was retained as part of a consulting team to develop a Secondary Plan, implementing Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendments and assist in the preparation of a Resort Management Plan for Big Bay Point Resort, a proposed mixed-use, recreation-based development situated on a 239 hectare site located along the western shores of Lake Simcoe in the Town of Innisfil.

The design of Big Bay Point Resort features a compact, pedestrian-scaled resort development containing a mixture of open space and recreational uses intermingled with residential, commercial, cultural and civic uses, and focused on an enlarged marina with approximately 1150 boat slips and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Carrick Design. The proposed configuration of land uses is intended to provide an efficient land use pattern that minimizes environmental impact while the design and architecture of Big Bay Point Resort are intended to celebrate the heritage, culture and ecology of the surrounding shoreline area of Lake Simcoe, in combination with traditional Ontario “Main Streets” and vibrant waterfront communities.

The design process was led by the firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). WND has worked in close collaboration with DPZ, and the team of consultants in a variety of disciplines to apply appropriate land use planning and design solutions to respond to provincial, Town and community needs and concerns.