TLTI reopens Ivy Lea Wharf

On Wednesday, the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ivy Lea Wharf, officially opening the newly redesigned facility.

The project involved the replacement of the old wharf and floating docks with new structures.

The new facility brings several improvements, including a reoriented boat ramp that now allows straight-in water access and egress, eliminating the need for a 90-degree turn on the old ramp, thereby enhancing safety and convenience for boaters.

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands council members, staff, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark, Kehoe Marine Construction, Greer Galloway Consulting Engineers, and representatives from the Thousand Islands Association were all present.

“The dock is more than just a structure; it represents council’s commitment to our community, to protect community members with access to fire services, to enable those on the islands to have access to services and allow wonderful access for recreational opportunities on the water,” said township Mayor Corinna Smith-Gatcke.

“On behalf of council, I wish to thank everyone who helped make this project a reality. Our community will benefit from improved access to the St. Lawrence River and the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region.”

Keith Dempsey is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the Brockville Recorder and Times. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.

Keith Dempsey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times