When the Crystal Beach amusement park was closed in 1989, it was the end of an era for the Canadian resort community on the north shore of Lake Erie.
Now, two decades later, a developer wants to take Crystal beach in a new direction, one that includes high-rise residential living. Beachfront condos are ubiquitous along prime oceanfront property in Florida, but for our little Great Lake, this would be something rather new.
Some American owners of vacation properties on the Canadian beach are among those opposed to this shift in atmosphere and have drawn their own line in the sand.
Everyone with an interest in Crystal Beach would like to keep the community vibrant and viable. The question is, what is the best way to achieve that goal.