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Mahogany Harbour Enhancement Project

Mahogany Dock Is In!
Thanks to D & G Landscaping and sub-contractor, Techno Metal Post, the Mahogany dock is now in place.  The dock is about 15 metres, or 52 feet, with stairs to the mainland. 
The 'top-of-bank' work is also complete, including landscaping, Adirondack chairs, park bench, small kiosk and waste container.

What is it?

A community-led initiative to enhance Mahogany Harbour providing:

  • Greater access to the Rideau River

  • A small parkette with seating and a kiosk

  • A dock for both self-propelled water craft and larger boats to tie up and enjoy the Village amenities

Where is it?

Mahogany Harbour is the name of a widening in the Rideau River, just south of Manotick Village core, opposite Eastman Ave. 


  • This project was first identified in 1995 during an extensive community visioning and consultation process (CAUSE Report).

  • A Dock application was subsequently submitted and favourably reviewed by Parks Canada, but the project was put on hold with amalgamation.

  • In 2002, the Manotick BIA, in collaboration with the City, initiated a Feasibility Assessment.

  • In 2012, the MCPRA collaborated with the Kiwanis Club of Manotick and Manotick BIA, to develop a Concept Plan, done by Landscape Architect Doug Fountain. 

  • This 2012 Concept Plan was shared with the community for their feedback, at the Manotick Library, Dickinson Days, Taste-of-Manotick, and various one-on-one meetings.  This Concept was also included in the Draft Manotick Secondary Plan – a process that included additional, extensive community consultation.

  • In 2015, MCPRA held meetings with City, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, and Parks Canada staff, to explore how to move the project forward.

  • On January 27, 2016, City Council approved the Manotick Secondary Plan, including Annex 5, and the 2012 Mahogany Concept Plan.

  • On February 4, 2016, the MCPRA made a presentation to the City of Ottawa's Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC), asking that a City staff person be assigned to work with the MCPRA and community to move the project forward. 

  • On June 1, 2017, ARAC recommended, “That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council delegate authority to staff to enter into the necessary agreement(s) with the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association for the design, construction, maintenance and use of the Manotick Mahogany Harbour Dock…” A revised Preliminary Concept Plan was included.

  • A Presentation was given to the Kiwanis Club of Manotick in March 2018

  • The Agreement between the City of Ottawa and MCPRA was signed in April 2018, with construction targeted for July 2018.

  • The Rideau Valley Conservation Letter of Permission was received June 19, 2018

  • The Parks Canada permit was received late October 24, 2018.

  • The contract agreement was signed by MCPRA, July 23, 2018, with the local firm, D & G Landscaping, as the general contractor.

Thank You to the Community for Their Support


  • Kiwanis Club of Manotick ($25,000)

  • City of Ottawa Rural Grant ($15,000)

  • Chic Time in the ‘Tick 2017 ($15,000)

  • Chic Time in the 'Tick 2018 ($35,000)

  • Manotick BIA ($10,000)

  • Ottawa Tourism ($15,000)


Project Team


Councillor Scott Moffatt supports the Harbour Enhancement Project, and is working with the Project Team, including:

  • Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association

  • Kiwanis Club of Manotick

  • Manotick Business Improvement Association

  • City of Ottawa


For More Information


Contact Anne Robinson at 613-692-3934 or

Additional Donors:

  • Minto Ottawa

  • D & G Landscaping 

  • EQ Homes

  • Annis O'Sullivan Vollebekk Ontario Land Surveyors

  • PatersonGroup Consulting Engineers

  • Splash Pools

  • Joan Bowler and Family

  • Manotick Classic Boat Club

  • Mack Family

  • Alan Haan

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