Great Lake Wake is a Toronto-based movement with the goal of building a cable system that allows multiple people to wakeboard and waterski at the same time. The result is more affordable wakeboarding and waterskiing for everyone. Such cable systems were invented half a century ago and over 220 installations exist around the world. Montreal and Winnipeg already have these facilities. Despite many attempts by others before us, Ontario still does not have this technology.
Our first challenge was to find property large enough for our facility in the Greater Toronto Area, without spending millions of dollars. In order to offer low prices, we needed to find discounted land. Similar facilities in the U.S.A. were created on publicly-owed land, so we took the same approach in hopes of passing our savings on to our guests. We spoke to 34 municipalities across Southern-Ontario, but only one town owned parcels land fitting the dimensions required for this project. Nine months of discussions determined that our project did not fit with the immediate goals of the town. We explored this opportunity with Ontario Place, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Downsview Park, and Rouge Park, but again our project did not match the goals of these parks. After thoroughly discussing our project with the Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority for over a year, we have determined our search for publicly-owned land in the Greater Toronto Area is complete. Now we seek private land.
We continue to push for better watersports facilities and lower prices in Ontario. This can only occur by building a cable system that allows multiple people to ride simultaneously, also known as a full-size cable. Once we acquire land, we will create one of the best facilities the world has ever seen.