Lake Ontario, ON

Watermark by Diane Freeman
Collected by Jessica Gordon
My name is Diane Freeman, I'm a Councillor for the City of Waterloo. My Watermark is Lake Ontario in the Rouge National Urban Park along the Waterfront Trail.

So I’m doing the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, it’s my second year riding this, because I want the City of Waterloo become more engaged in cycle tourism in Ontario. I want to see what other municipalities are doing along the Trail and what we might be able to do that’s similar, better, the same and that’s why I’m here.

There was all kinds of times along the Great Waterfront Trail where I just, it’s so breath taking, you can almost not breath. I remember riding down the hill into Rough National Park and the vistas looking out over Lake Ontario were just shockingly beautiful.
Watermarks are true stories about you and your connection to a body of water. By archiving your story, you add to a living record of our shared water heritage, protecting these waters for generations to come. So tell us: What is your watermark?

I’m really proud the our government is helping to rehabilitate Randle Reef which is the most contaminated spot in the Canadian side of the Great Lakes because it’s really important.

Lake Ontario, ON - Catherine McKenna
Lake Ontario Watershed