Gananoque is best known as the Canadian Gateway to the 1000 Islands with a great deal of seasonal tourist traffic both on land and on the water. The remains of the once strong industrial heritage present some interesting redevelopment / restoration opportunities that fit with current tourism and other economic needs.
The Gananoque Lowertown Study was initiated in March 2005, as an economic development initiative and strategy for future development in the Lowertown area. The Lowertown Concept Plan is one of many economic development initiatives occurring in the town including downtown renewal, marina expansion, historical museum, as well as environmental, recreational, health services and residential projects.
For more information, review the Gananoque Lowertown Study [PDF]