The Port Nelson Park is going to get an upgrade - and the Green Street Window on the Lake will get the attention it needs

By Pepper Parr

May 10th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Progress!

We wrote about the Windows on the Lake last week as the result of an inquiry from an area resident.

Link to that story is HERE.

Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns dropped us a note bringing us up to date.

From the Councillor to a resident:

Thank you for reaching out to the City to inquire about the status of the Green Street Window-to-the-Lake. The City is in the process of awarding the shoreline construction contract for execution this summer. This contract includes the rehabilitation of both the water’s edge at Green Street and Port Nelson Park. Work is anticipated to start in early July. As you can appreciate, the shoreline must be complete to provide stable conditions for park/window development. Construction of each park will follow in 2023.

A saw mill operated at the Port Area. Burlington used to ship tonnes of lumber to Europe. Some may have arrived at the Port as logs that were cut and loaded aboard what would have been sailing ships.

Something has always struck me about the waterfront and that area between St. Paul and Port Nelson Park a spot that was once the location of the largest port for what is now Burlington.

When I look at the property and the drop to the water level I can’t figure out just where the wharf or jetty would have been.

Anyone out there that knows? Might make some time to mosey along to the Historical Society and look through their archives.

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1 comment to The Port Nelson Park is going to get an upgrade – and the Green Street Window on the Lake will get the attention it needs

  • Bruce Leigh

    Back in mid 2019 I know Roseland resident Diane Gaudau has written or is in the process of writing a book on the history of Port Nelson. She has many photographs, copies of old maps etc., which show the location of the pier/warf. She had sought City help &/or funding for an archeoligical investigation of the site. I suspect there are remnants of the warf still in the water. Back then Lakeshore Road was known as Water Street. If the park is to be developed or whatever, it would appear to be a great time to undertake such an archeological or historical survey of the site.

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