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Samantha Gileno

Samantha Gileno previously worked at Waterfront Toronto as a communications manager who specialized in all things related to the Central Waterfront and East Bayfront communities. 

 

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  • Introducing Aitken Place Park

    Posted: Feb 3, 2015  

    At the eastern end of East Bayfront, in the heart of the new Bayside development, is Toronto’s next waterfront park – Aitken Place Park. (Image courtesy of Hines and Tridel)

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  • Five Renowned Design Teams Selected for Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Design Competition

    Posted: Jan 12, 2015  

    Five design teams from around the world will spend the next six weeks coming up with bold and innovative ideas for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park.

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  • Queens Quay: Getting Ready for 2015

    Posted: Nov 7, 2014  

    As we approach our last winter of construction on Queens Quay, it’s helpful to remember how far we’ve come. This is a big and complicated project. Over the last two years, most of Queens Quay’s aging underground infrastructure has been expanded or rebuilt.

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  • The Missing Link: Continuing the Martin Goodman Trail to Stadium Road

    Posted: Oct 22, 2014  

    By mid-2015, there will be a safe, separated cycling route on the south side of Queens Quay all along the waterfront. The missing link in the Martin Goodman Trail through the downtown waterfront will finally be connected.

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  • Making Transit a Priority: Optimizing Signalization on Queens Quay

    Posted: Oct 14, 2014  

    The 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina street cars have returned to Queens Quay. This marks a major milestone in the revitalization of Toronto's waterfront boulevard.

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  • Coming Soon: Pedestrian and Cycling Improvements for Queens Quay East!

    Posted: Aug 29, 2014  

    Good news for walkers and cyclists – a new sidewalk and extension of the Martin Goodman Trail will soon connect the eastern part of the waterfront to points east and west.

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  • Lower Yonge Update: Planning a New Waterfront Precinct

    Posted: Aug 7, 2014  

    Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are creating a Precinct Plan to guide the development of a new waterfront neighbourhood at the foot of Yonge Street.

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  • Portland Slip Water’s Edge Promenade Now Open

    Posted: Jul 15, 2014  

    A new stretch of water’s edge promenade is now open along the Portland Slip next to the Canada Malting Silos. Like the Water’s Edge Promenade between Canada’s Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Common, the new Portland Slip promenade is made of red and grey granite forming a maple leaf mosaic pattern.

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  • It’s More Than Just Umbrellas at Sugar Beach

    Posted: Jun 26, 2014  

    Canada’s Sugar Beach has been in the news lately, held up as an extravagance and a park created without oversight. All of this is untrue – in fact, Sugar Beach is an excellent example of what Waterfront Toronto was created to do – create great parks and public spaces to spur the development of new communities.

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  • Bringing Water Back to the Channel

    Posted: Jun 12, 2014  

    It’s back! After a minor retrofit the water is on once more at Toronto's Sherbourne Common.

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  • Building (Award-Winning!) Great Places on the Waterfront

    Posted: May 28, 2014  

    There’s something special about Sugar Beach. You feel it as soon as you get there. We’ve always thought it’s a great place – and now it’s official.

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  • Bringing Great Design and New Infrastructure to Queens Quay

    Posted: May 7, 2014  

    Queens Quay – Toronto’s main waterfront street – is being completely transformed. In this video, we peel back the pavement to show what we’re building underground and how that is coordinated with landscape work.

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  • Winning Name Announced for New Waterfront Street

    Posted: May 5, 2014  

    In March and April, we ran a contest to let YOU name a new waterfront street in the Bayside Toronto community. Over 700 names were suggested and more than 2,000 people voted to select the winning name. Now the votes are in!

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