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Meghan Hogan

Meghan Hogan was previously a communications and public engagement manager at Waterfront Toronto. She has degrees in Journalism and Public Relations, and previously worked as a public relations consultant in real estate development. Aside from writing, Meghan's passions include yoga, health and wellness, eating lots of amazing food and being outdoors as much as possible. Meghan is now a Communications Business Partner at IKEA Group.


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  • There’s a brand-new park on Toronto’s waterfront

    Posted: Oct 21, 2019  

    Located in the heart of the emerging Bayside community, Aitken Place Park is a newly completed waterfront park connecting the area with the broader East Bayfront neighbourhood – a growing live, work, play and learn destination.


  • Touring the Toronto waterfront at North America’s leading transportation conference

    Posted: Sep 13, 2019  

    This past week, hundreds of people from Canada and the United States participated in the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ 2019 Designing Cities Conference – including Waterfront Toronto who hosted two WalkShops along the waterfront.


  • Welcome to Toronto’s newest waterfront community: East Bayfront

    Posted: Aug 9, 2019  

    Up until the early 2000's, East Bayfront was a vacant and underutilized area just east of Toronto's central waterfront. After years of planning and consultation, this neighbourhood is now a thriving, mixed-use community where people from all walks of life can live, work, play and learn.


  • There’s a striking new public art installation in the Toronto harbour

    Posted: Jul 18, 2019  

    Waterfront Toronto has sponsored a temporary public art exhibit in the Toronto harbour called SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers). The installation will run until mid-September 2019.


  • The Future of Waterfront Revitalization: Aspirational Projects

    Posted: May 6, 2019  

    We've reached the end of our blog series that dives into the three big goals that Waterfront Toronto will work towards achieving by 2023/24. In this post, we highlight four aspirational projects that we will explore over the next five years that will help make Toronto a world-class waterfront.


  • The Future of Waterfront Revitalization: Imagining Canada’s Next Generation Community

    Posted: Apr 23, 2019  

    Over the next five years, there are three overarching goals that Waterfront Toronto will work towards achieving by 2023/24. This week's blog post explores the second goal that will contribute to waterfront revitalization: Imagining Canada’s Next Generation Community.


  • The Future of Waterfront Revitalization: Priority Projects

    Posted: Apr 15, 2019  

    We recently launched our Five-Year Strategic Plan and began a four-part blog series showcasing how we propose to create a world-class waterfront. In this second installment, we’ll take an in depth look at our Priority Projects and what we intend to deliver by the end of 2023/24.


  • Waterfront Toronto: a legacy of achievement, an exciting future

    Posted: Apr 8, 2019  

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Future of Toronto's Waterfront and 20th Anniversary of the Fung Task Force that would recommend the creation of Waterfront Toronto. To celebrate, we're launching a four-part blog series that explores the history of Toronto's waterfront and what's in store for the next five years.


  • A winter guide to fostering healthy streets in Toronto

    Posted: Jan 17, 2019  

    Whether you love or hate the snow, we can all agree that keeping our streets safe and accessible is a top priority in the winter. There are many methods to managing snow and ice - but some methods could be negatively impacting the environment, including nearby trees and waterways. This post outlines sustainable de-icing practices that are simple and effective.


  • We’re replacing trees along Queens Quay. Here’s why.

    Posted: Oct 24, 2018  

    In October 2018, Watefront Toronto will begin replacing 154 trees along Queens Quay. In this blog post, we explore why we are undertaking this work and what our vision for the street is.


  • Design Teams Announced for York Street and Rees Street Park Design Competition

    Posted: May 16, 2018  

    Ten international design teams will spend the next six weeks coming up with bold and innovative ideas for York Street Park and Rees Street Park.


  • Movies on the Common returns to Corktown Common this July

    Posted: Jun 21, 2017  

    This summer, our friends at Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) proudly bring Movies on the Common back to Corktown Common. Following a successful one-night outdoor screening last summer, the series returns to Corktown Common Thursdays in July with a programme of short and feature films about sports, competition, and overcoming social barriers.


  • Waterfront Toronto Town Hall 2017

    Posted: May 25, 2017  

    We’re hosting a public town hall on Tuesday, June 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the George Brown College Waterfront Campus. Our President and CEO, Will Fleissig, will give community members an update on what we’ve been up to over the last year, the new context for Waterfront Toronto, our evolving mandate, new strategy and major projects that will define our future.


  • Waterfront Design Review Panel Seeking New Members

    Posted: Feb 15, 2017  

    Since 2005, the Waterfront Design Review Panel has been a forum for advancing excellence in design and city-building on the waterfront. We are now seeking seven new members to join the Design Review Panel.


  • From the Archives: Sherbourne Common (North)

    Posted: Feb 1, 2017  

    In this edition of From the Archives, we explore the transformation of the north side of Sherbourne Common from an industrial area to one of Toronto's most unique public spaces.


  • From the Archives: Sherbourne Common (South)

    Posted: Jan 16, 2017  

    In this edition of From the Archives, we explore the transformation of the south side of Sherbourne Common from an industrial area to one of Toronto's most unique public spaces.


  • Our Fall Favourites Along the Waterfront

    Posted: Nov 9, 2016  

    As the prime fall foliage season is inching closer to its end in Toronto, there is no better way to make the most of the beautiful red and golden hues than to explore the waterfront. Here's a list of our favourite things to do and see along the waterfront this fall.


  • Summer Along the Waterfront: 2016 Edition

    Posted: Oct 6, 2016  

    This summer, the Toronto waterfront was abuzz with activity thanks to some incredible weather and a number of exciting (and new) events. With Autumn now in full swing, we're taking a look back at some of the season highlights along the water’s edge that kept residents and visitors alike entertained all summer long.


  • What is a Flood Protection Landform?

    Posted: Sep 23, 2016  

    In this blog post, we explore the importance of the flood protection landform in the West Don Lands - a vital piece of urban infrastructure that sits beneath the surface of Corktown Common and protects more than 500 acres of downtown lands from flooding.


  • From the Archives: Corktown Common

    Posted: Aug 9, 2016  

    What was once part of a neglected post-industrial area within a floodplain, Corktown Common now functions as both a captivating public space and critical flood protection mechanism.


  • George Brown College: An Exciting Step Forward with a Reverential Nod to the Past

    Posted: Jun 28, 2016  

    This fall, more than 500 students will move into their new home-away-from-home at George Brown College’s first student residence. To celebrate this exciting milestone, George Brown gave th new space an iconic name and identity - The George. The brand new facility also contains a spacious conference centre that will officially be known as The Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre, in recognition of two important leaders in the anti-slavery struggle in Toronto and who were long time community contributors.


  • Creating a Comprehensive Transit Network on Toronto’s Waterfront

    Posted: May 27, 2016  

    On May 25 and 26, about 200 people participated in a public meeting for the Waterfront Transit "Reset" Study. In partnership with Waterfront Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the City of Toronto is undertaking this phase 1 study to establish a clear vision and plan for a comprehensive waterfront transit network, from Long Branch in the west to Woodbine Avenue in the East.


  • Underpass Park Redefines the Future of Public Realm

    Posted: May 18, 2016  

    As cities around the world become more densely populated, there is a need to be increasingly creative in finding new public spaces for communities to enjoy. Turning our attention to the overpasses that dissect Toronto allows us to reimage the future of public realm by transforming these neglected spaces into usable community assets. In this blog post, we explore the design ingenuity of Underpass Park which has garnered lots of attention since 2012, including recent recognition by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.


  • How to Make the Most of Winter on Toronto’s Waterfront

    Posted: Dec 1, 2015  

    Whether you’re searching for some family-friendly entertainment or would rather unwind outdoors, winter on our waterfront has something for everyone.


  • Four Reasons to Stop Comparing Toronto's Waterfront to Chicago

    Posted: Jan 27, 2015  

    We’ve whittled down the major arguments and come up with the top four reasons we should all quit comparing Toronto’s waterfront with Chicago’s.


  • Lots of Winter Fun Along the Waterfront this Weekend

    Posted: Dec 17, 2014  

    Now that the first big snow storm of the season has come and gone, it’s time to embrace the winter season and all the fun it has to offer.


  • Our Favourite Things to Do on the Waterfront in Fall and Winter

    Posted: Nov 24, 2014  

    Now that the first snow has fallen in the city, we’re gearing up for another exciting winter on the waterfront. The water’s edge truly has something to offer everyone all year round – whether you’re looking for a fun family activity or simply long for a relaxing stroll surrounded by the beautiful landscape.


  • How Public Consultations Elevate Park Design

    Posted: Nov 10, 2014  

    There are endless elements that help create the exceptional parks we’ve come to know and love. Here’s a look at how public engagement has helped create some of the most memorable waterfront locations.


  • More Than Just Green Spaces: Linear Parks Create Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits for Neighbourhoods

    Posted: Oct 5, 2014  

    Our city boasts a diverse and extensive network of green spaces that are treasured by residents from Etobicoke to Scarborough, Downtown to North York. From the big and lively to the small and intimate, each urban park has its own unique character. But one type of park has steadily been gaining popularity in Toronto and around the globe: The linear park. And for good reasons too.


  • Top 8 Places to See on Toronto's Waterfront This Summer

    Posted: Jul 8, 2014  

    Now that the kids have finished school and summer has officially begun, our thoughts are drifting toward summer vacations spent with family and friends. We have eight spots to help make your Toronto staycation a success!


  • Waterfront Festivals and Events in June

    Posted: Jun 17, 2014  

    Toronto has no shortage of parks and green spaces – more than 1,500 to be exact – and many of the spaces on the waterfront have been designed with large festivals and community events in mind. Here's what's happening in June.


  • Kick Off Summer With a Splash!

    Posted: Jun 13, 2014  

    Looking for a way to cool off and combat the heat this summer? Conveniently located in many parks and playgrounds, Toronto has over 100 splash pad locations open for the season – and some of the nicest, in our humble opinions, are along the waterfront!