About ClearWater Farm

ClearWater Farm, the flagship project of the Ontario Water Centre, is being developed on 30 acres at 481 Lake Drive East, Willow Beach , leased from the Town of Georgina.

The OWC is re-imagining and repurposing this historic property as a showcase that honours the past while advancing several strategic objectives simultaneously.

  • Giving children and youth the opportunity to grow in confidence and self-esteem, empowered through love of nature and science to shape a future where good things happen when  people care about food, water, the land, and each other.
  • Exploring and demonstrating the potential of water wise eco-farming– in the context of improving the health of water bodies, and mitigating changing climate and extreme weather effects.
  • Providing innovative approaches to food security through local food experiences: growing, cooking, enjoying and more.
  • Anchoring community-wide efforts to re-envision the local food economy, stimulating a new vision for Georgina as a historic place deeply connected to Lake Simcoe.


Curious as to how far ClearWater Farm has come in 3 years?
Please click to view our “Celebrating Success” story.

Click to view the
ClearWater Farm Donation Package

Raise It Up!

A Fundraiser for the ClearWater Farm Barn

Join us for country-soul music, fabulous farm-fresh food stations with Top Chefs and lots more fun. Be part of history at the Artscape Wynchwood Barns.

Tickets – $150
“Living Rooms” for 8 people – $2000
(Limited number, click here to reserve


Where We Are Now

The Ontario Water Centre has been leasing ClearWater Farm from the Town of Georgina since 2015. Since that time, $5 million dollars has been raised to develop educational programs and camps for kids, create a weekly food basket program for about 200 households each week and pay for operations and capital expenses.

In 2018, the OWC is adding a mini bio-digester and four greenhouses to expand the food program and help local economic development. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario officially opened the Canada 150 Lane and our partners, the Chippewas of Georgina blessed our new Trading Tree rain garden designed by kids.

Starting in 2018, the 112 year-old Barn that burned down is being raised again to celebrate pioneering initiative and link the past and future.

To donate: Email Jennifer, Director of Development

Click Here to View the
We are now focused on raising money for the
“Rebirth of the ClearWater Farm Barn”,
a community gathering place and
multi-purpose performance space.

To see how ClearWater Farm will unfold, check out these stories of renewal and progress:

ClearWater Farm Case for Support
“Growing a Local Food Economy”

(Click Here To View The Brochure)

 ClearWater Farm Business Plan

 ClearWater Master Plan

For more information: FAQ – Your Questions Answered 
“Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of ClearWater Farm’s educational programming.” Click to view the
2017 ClearWater Youth Education Report”