CVC’s Shoreline Strategy (LOISS)

Credit Valley Conservation, together with a steering committee of municipal and agency partners, has begun a study of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline.

The Lake Ontario Integrated Shoreline Strategy (LOISS) is a multi-year study to analyze the current conditions along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

When LOISS is complete, it will provide clear guidance on the steps we need to take as a community to protect and enhance our shoreline ecosystem for the future.

This study is the first step in working toward future plans to conserve, enhance and restore shoreline health. This plan will be integrated with broader Lake Ontario , Great Lakes initiatives and shoreline plans developed for neighbouring coastal areas.

Multidisciplinary Study Approach

CVC has been working on comprehensive subwatershed studies for many years. A similar approach is being used to study the Lake Ontario shoreline. The intent is to get a better understanding of ecosystems, processes, connections, functions and stresses that make up the shoreline zone.

Land Use and Climate Change

Gaining a better understanding of how climate change may affect water levels, weather patterns and shoreline ecosystems at a local scale will be important for future shore planning. The study will investigate implications of intensification and increased recreational pressures and development.

LOISS study area

LOISS Study Area Map
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Living by the Lake: 2019-2039: An Action Plan to Restore the Mississauga Shoreline:

  1. Primer  (Summary of Action Plan document)
  2. Action Plan (Full document)
  3. Shoreline Characterization
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