While celebrating over the weekend I had a chance to canoe somewhere that I've never been before. While visiting family in Mississauga the whole group went down to Port Credit with some canoes and went up the Mississauga river. Only a couple issues came up, one of which was falling off the canoe into Port Credit. The other was the visible impact of the drought on the river and Lake Ontario.
This 2012 drought is no joke - but it didn't stop the day trip to Port Credit in Mississauga. The waters of Lake Ontario were beautiful, albeit a little low as you go upstream. The journey came to an end a short distance past the QEW Bridge because the water was too shallow.
Mississauga has a wealth of developed public spaces. While it would be nice to see the same kind of activity in Welland, it is not the right time. The money saved through the well planned infrastructure upgrades will save enough money for a full transformation of the city without the need to build additional debt. Although it would be nice to see more shade along the shores of the Welland Canal so that canoe, kayak, and paddleboat riders can ride without having to roast.