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What’s With The Blue Flags?Posted: Jun 9, 2016
For 17 days in June, Luminato will take over the Hearn Generating Station in the Port Lands. During the festival, the heritage building's montumental 770 foot smokestack will be illuminated at night in a wash of light, attracting people to experience the possibilities of this area and hinting at what's to come for the Port Lands. En route to the Hearn you may notice a wave of blue flags along Cherry Street, marking one of the spots where the street will cross the new river valley.
The next phase of the West Don Lands is coming to life!Posted: Apr 7, 2016
When Waterfront Toronto was established, our mandate included the planning and creation of high-quality, sustainable, inclusive communities that are connected to adjacent areas and to the rest of the city. Today, the very first of these new communities – the West Don Lands – is fully open for the public to explore and discover.
Why the Port Lands are Vital to Toronto’s FuturePosted: Feb 17, 2016
Once the largest natural wetland in Lake Ontario, the Port Lands is a massive underutilized, brownfield site that is a reminder of Toronto's industrial past. It is one of the last significant undeveloped spaces near the city's downtown core that offers immense potential for jobs, investment and growth, reducing urban sprawl, and for demonstrating global leadership in sustainable city building.
Tell Us What You Think About the Emerging Plans for the Port Lands?Posted: Nov 16, 2015
Shaping the Future: Placemaking in the Port Lands and Connecting South of EasternPosted: Nov 9, 2015
The Port Lands, an underutilized industrial area with extensive waterfront access located just east of Toronto’s downtown, offers an unprecedented revitalization opportunity. Roughly the same size as downtown Toronto, we envision transforming this massive brownfield site into a complete and vibrant community comprised of residential, commercial and industrial uses.
Turning a Parking Lot into a Piece of Waterfront ParadisePosted: Jul 29, 2015
At a special unveiling in June, the Ontario Place Urban Park and Trail was dedicated in the name of William G. Davis who was Premier when Ontario Place first opened in 1971.
Exchanging Ideas on Planning and Design in a Changing ClimatePosted: Jun 30, 2015
Canadian – Netherlands Resilient Cities Summit brought together experts from both countries to discuss and work on joint solutions to real issues and challenges for mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.
Let the River Flow – Protecting and Revitalizing the Port LandsPosted: Jun 16, 2015
Waterfront Toronto, working with the government and community partners, has developed a plan to transform this massive brownfield site to include new mixed-use communities with beautiful parks and natural habitats.
Why is Corktown Common closed so early for the Games?Posted: Jun 2, 2015
Corktown Common is an active, vibrant and inviting park – the heart of the new West Don Lands neighbourhood – and also an integral part of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Athletes’ Village (Athletes’ Village). Which is why the park is included within the secure perimeter fence line and public access was closed on June 1, 2015.
This New Outer Harbour Recreational Node is Home to Fish, Fowl and Fans of BothPosted: Apr 24, 2015
An inviting outcropping at the water’s edge in Lake Ontario Park, the new Outer Harbour Recreational Node is an accessible space to enjoy recreational fishing, bird watching or to simply sit and enjoy nature. And, it’s also a great resting spot for those using the nearby Martin Goodman Trial and Tommy Thompson Park Trail system.