Georgina Island Fixed Link

Sector(s)
Trade & Transportation, Indigenous Infrastructure
Location(s)
Georgina Island, Ontario
Participation
Memorandum of Understanding
Partner(s)
Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

An opportunity to create a safe, full access water crossing

The proposed bridge would replace the seasonal ferry and ice road currently being used to access Georgina Island and enable numerous Indigenous social benefits.

Fast facts

Safe, dependable access for health emergencies, essential goods and services
Discontinuing use of diesel fuelled ferry service
Eliminates risk associated with ice road
All year access employment and education opportunities

As part of a Project Acceleration initiative, the CIB is working with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation to undertake a review of the proposed Georgina Island Fixed Link.
The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation is located both on and off the east shore of Lake Simcoe, approximately 100 kilometres north of Toronto.
Environmental benefits include replacing the seasonal, diesel-fueled ferry service and ice road, which are not considered safe or reliable – especially during harsher weather conditions.

Benefits of CIB’s Involvement
Large infrastructure projects are often delayed due to limited availability of development capital. The CIB’s funding will be used to expedite project assessment work which includes project due diligence, financial modelling and environmental impact assessment studies.

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Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation are pleased with the support we are getting from CIB to make it possible to do the necessary and important studies for our Fixed Link project. We are quite excited to be moving forward and making this long awaited project a possibility for the health, safety and future of our members.

Chief Donna Big Canoe