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The property is located directly behind and adjacent to a public beach (no private ownership, e.g., Wasaga Beach). No road exists between the property and beach.
Deeded Access to Community Beach or Park
Property owners are entitled to use a private community beach or private waterfront park.
Indirect Waterfront - No Ownership
This could include right-of-way. There is no ownership of the waterfront.
A road divides the property between the main structure and waterfront. The waterfront is open to and regularly used by public.
Indirect Waterfront - Ownership
This could include right-of-way. There is ownership of the waterfront.
A road divides the property or lot between the main structure and waterfront. The waterfront is owned by same person(s). This does not include an unopened road allowance that is owned by a municipality.
Indirect Waterfront - Right-of-way Access
There is a right-of-way Access to Waterfront.
A road divides the property or lot between the main structure and waterfront. There is no ownership of the waterfront but owner has access and use of waterfront as right-of-way.
A permanent dock is a year-round structure. It is not valued as part of a boathouse, deck or porch.
Predominant Exposure - East
The predominant view from the shoreline and when facing the water is of the East.
Predominant Exposure - North
The predominant view from the shoreline and when facing the water is of the North.
Predominant Exposure - South
The predominant view from the shoreline and when facing the water is of the South.
Predominant Exposure - West
The predominant view from the shoreline and when facing the water is of the West.
Predominant Shoreline - Deep
The property has a deep drop-off from the shoreline.
Predominant Shoreline - Gravel
The property has a gravelly or pebbly shoreline.
Predominant Shoreline - Rocky
The property has a rocky shoreline. 'Rocky' includes stones and/or rocks that are large enough to impede and detract from recreational use of the shoreline.
Predominant Shoreline - Sandy
The property has a sandy shoreline.
Predominant Shoreline – Shallow
The property has a shallow shoreline.
Predominant Shoreline - Weedy or Algae
The property has a weedy or algae shoreline. Motorboats can access the shore although some dredging or trimming of weeds may be required.
Retaining Wall or Gabian Cages
The waterfront has a wall or cage that is constructed of stone, rock, poured concrete, concrete block or timber that required assembly or erection to correct or limit shoreline erosion.
Road Divides Lot Behind Structure
A road severs the waterfront lot behind the main structure.
Second Tier, Year-Round Residence
The property is one parcel removed from the waterfront, with or without an intersecting roadway or right-of-way. It is used year-round.
The property has shoreline erosion, which is continual and uncorrected by landscaping such as retaining walls or gabion cages, e.g., Scarborough Bluffs.
The property with structure(s) is located on a single-owner island.
The property is located on a subdivided island.
Waterfront - Channel or Canal
The property has direct access to a channel or canal. 'Channel or canal' refers only to a man-made watercourse.
Waterfront - Lake
The property has direct access to a lake. Properties separated from the water by a right-of-way, private road or unopened road allowances are still considered lakefront.
Waterfront - River or Other Natural Watercourse
The property has direct access to a river or another natural, navigable watercourse such as a creek.
Waterfront - Swamp or Marsh
The property abuts a swamp, marsh, or a part of a lake (such as a bay) that is extremely swampy. You cannot access the waterfront with a motorboat.