Bayfield Street Shoreline Rehabilitation

This project was completed in September 2023 as part of the Municipality of Meaford’s 2023 Capital Projects.

The shoreline along Bayfield Street, which spans 407 meters from Fred Raper Park to the Meaford Museum, has experienced significant erosion due to high water levels in the Great Lakes. This shoreline serves as a protective barrier for vital infrastructure, including roads, sidewalks, storm sewers, water and wastewater lines. 
Bayfield ShorelineBayfield Shoreline Map

Project Description

In 2021, a coastal engineer was retained to design the necessary repairs for the entire shoreline. The engineer conducted a comprehensive evaluation and assigned hazard ratings ranging from 1 to 5 to different sections along the shoreline. As a result, priority areas 1 and 2 were repaired in September 2021, safeguarding key portions of the shoreline.

Throughout September, the next phase of work will focus on addressing priority area 3, which spans from Fred Raper Park East to the end of the parking lot. Rehabilitation of the shoreline and green space will include drainage improvements and placement of boulders to reduce erosion concerns and loss of shoreline from wave action. 

Please be advised, the work is expected to take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete. During this time, the sidewalk along Fred Raper Park will be inaccessible. A few parking spaces in the far east end of Fred Raper Park will also be inaccessible but all other parking spaces will remain open. A copy of the Notice of Construction and Temporary Service Disruption Notice is available below. 

Project Timeline
Estimated Project Start: September 1, 2023
Project Completion: September 30, 2023
 $291,210 from Reserve Funds. 

Cassandra Cesco
Project Manager, Facilities
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519-538-1060 extension 1316 | 


Notice of Construction

Temporary Service Disruption Notice

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