Bronte Forward! is a community-wide campaign to capture what people value most about and aspire for Bronte Village. It’s an opportunity for residents, business owners, employees, and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to shape the future of Bronte. We want to know what people care about most when it comes to creating a thriving waterfront community that is both a cherished destination and a place people call home. What would Bronte look and feel like at its very best? What would make you love it here even more? Join the conversation and shape your community’s future.
Bronte Forward! is led by the Bronte Village BIA. For all project-related questions and/or media inquiries, please contact:
Executive Director, Bronte BIA
Fill out our survey to let us know your ideas for bringing #BronteForward and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to a local Bronte business. We will randomly select and announce the three winners in May 2021.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on Bronte Forward! activities and news. More events will be announced in April.
Join the conversation online by sharing your thoughts and ideas on social media about what you love about Bronte and how you’d like to make it even better. By posting an image of your idea and using the hashtag #BronteForward, you’ll automatically be entered into our photo contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to a local Bronte business. We will select and announce the two winners in May 2021.
Watch the videos below to hear from local business owners who share their thoughts on what they love about Bronte and what they expect for the area in the future.
Bronte has experienced significant change over the years. Originally the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the waterway was used for thousands of years by indigenous inhabitants as a means of transportation, source of agriculture, hunting and fishing for sustenance and commerce. European settler-colonizers founded the fishing village of Bronte in 1834, and 22 years later Bronte Harbour was completed where the Twelve Mile Creek met the vast waters of Lake Ontario.
Today, Bronte Village is home to over 10,000 residents, 200 businesses, and a beloved recreational harbour. Given all the recent and emerging changes in our community, we seek your input into creating a collective vision. Now is an opportune time to ask, what makes Bronte Bronte? How do we build on the uniqueness of the area towards making Bronte even better and more welcoming for everyone that spends time here?
All the stories and feedback we collect from Bronte Forward! will be captured in a vision document that will inform the advocacy work of the Bronte BIA. The vision will highlight a set of core community values that will guide future planning, development, and community improvement projects in the area. Bronte Forward! is a chance for our community to step forward and paint a holistic picture of who we are, what we care about, and what we aspire to be.