Shore Road Allowances

Waterfront properties within the Township of North Frontenac may have a 20 metre (66 feet) wide strip of land that separates their property from the water. Referred to as “Shore Road Allowances”, these strips were put in place in the 19th century, on Crown Land, to allow for logging and the transportation of goods. These Shore Road Allowances have been transferred from the Crown to the Township.

 Shore Road Allowances exist today and, unless title to a portion of the shore road allowance has been purchased by the abutting land owner, they are owned by the Township. This means a property owner may not own to the water’s edge and may be limited as to what they can and cannot do on the shore road allowance.

Municipalities are permitted to sell Shore Road Allowances, except any portion is covered by water. The Township has established a process for property owners to apply to purchase the Shore Road Allowances abutting their property.

 Road Closing Policy #22-15
 Road Closing Policy 
 Shore Road Application

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