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  • 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.

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  • Town Hall Recap: 5 highlights about the future of waterfront revitalization

    Posted: Jun 15, 2017  

    As we enter the second phase of waterfront revitalization, there are new transformational projects on the horizon. On Tuesday, June 6, more than 240 people joined us at a public town hall where our CEO, Will Fleissig updated the community on our evolving mandate, new strategies and the major projects that will define the waterfront’s future. Here are five highlights from the Town Hall.

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  • Come for a Walk with Us: Upcoming Tours

    Posted: May 26, 2017  

    We’re very excited to announce a slate of tours coming up for spring 2017. Check out our tours for the season and get full details on our Eventbrite pages.

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  • 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.

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  • Waterfront Toronto’s FUTURE CITIES Talks Return for a Discussion on Making Social Impact

    Posted: Mar 21, 2017  

    Join us on Sunday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the second edition of FUTURE CITIES talks. Hosted by Waterfront Toronto CEO William Fleissig, who will be joined by special guests Sharmini Fernando, Lisa Switkin and Rebecca Carbin.

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  • Taking Pride in Our Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 21, 2017  

    We've been working hard to make Toronto's post-industrial waterfront a place to be proud of. Old parking lots and abandoned lands have been reimagined as dynamic new spaces for people. From cotton-candy-pink umbrellas and sugary white sand at Canada’s Sugar Beach to the chirping crickets and frogs of Corktown Common’s wetland, it's time to fall in love with your waterfront again.

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  • Fueling Arts, Culture and Creativity on Toronto’s Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 9, 2017  

    Building on the success of the last summer’s art in waterfront parks, in 2017 we’re doing even more to ensure that Toronto’s waterfront is a place for culture and creativity.

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  • Toronto, This Is Your Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 7, 2017  

    For more than a decade, Waterfront Toronto has been working diligently to make Toronto’s post-industrial waterfront a place for people. We’ve already completed more than 20 new and improved parks and public spaces, essential infrastructure to protect the city’s downtown – including the Financial District – from catastrophic flooding, and new neighbourhoods like the West Don Lands. Have you been out to explore our new waterfront?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Winning Team Selected for Public Art Installation in Aitken Place Park

    Posted: Dec 22, 2016  

    Waterfront Toronto has awarded the public art commission for Aitken Place Park to the Calgary-based artist team of Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garrett, and Studio North. The artists have proposed a large-scale light projection that invites slow, contemplative interaction with visitors to the park.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Parking It: Ashbridges Bay Park

    Posted: Sep 7, 2016  

    Parking It is a weekly series of blog posts – running all summer long – that will explore Toronto’s system of waterfront parks. This week we're discovering Ashbridges Bay Park.

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  • Parking It: Tommy Thompson Park

    Posted: Aug 16, 2016  

    Parking It is a weekly series of blog posts – running all summer long – that will explore Toronto’s system of waterfront parks. We're discovering Tommy Thompson Park this week.

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  • Sacred Song and Dance Will Transform This Toronto Park Into An Opera House for One Night

    Posted: Aug 11, 2016  

    On Thursday, August 18 – the night of the full moon – artist and director Irene Cortes will present The Gata: Water Ceremony, a new Buddhist Opera work that celebrates Water and Life through a fusion of contemporary dance, song and sacred ritual. (Photo by Connie Tsang)

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  • 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.

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  • Parking It: Discovering HTO Park

    Posted: Aug 2, 2016  

    Parking It is a weekly series of blog posts – running all summer long – that will explore Toronto’s system of waterfront parks. We're discovering HTO Park this week.

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  • Parking It: Discovering Coronation Park

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016  

    Parking It is a weekly series of blog posts – running all summer long – that will explore Toronto’s system of waterfront parks. We're discovering Coronation Park this week.

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  • Parking It: Discovering Mimico Waterfront Park

    Posted: Jul 15, 2016  

    Parking It is a weekly series of blog posts – running all summer long – that will explore Toronto’s system of waterfront parks. This week we're discovering Mimico Waterfront Park.

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  • Parking It: Discovering Marie Curtis Park

    Posted: Jul 8, 2016  

    Parking It is a weekly series of blog posts – running all summer long – that will explore Toronto’s system of waterfront parks.

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  • Creating a Hub for Community Underneath the Gardiner

    Posted: Jul 6, 2016  

    Buildings have sprouted around this western section of the Gardiner Expressway so that now it weaves its way through some of the densest, fast-growing neighbourhoods in the city. How can we create new community amenities to serve this population?

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  • 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.

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  • A Pedestrian Bridge Under the Gardiner: Creating a Connection That is Also a Place

    Posted: Jun 16, 2016  

    A new pedestrian bridge under the Gardiner Expressway will not only be a safe way to cross Fort York Boulevard. It also aspires to be a place worth visiting in and of itself.

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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.

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  • Bringing the Toronto’s Historic Shoreline to Life: the Liquid Landscape at Fort York

    Posted: May 30, 2016  

    Beneath the Gardiner Expressway the landscape around the Fort York Visitor Centre will use natural plantings of tall grasses to mimic the historic shoreline of Lake Ontario, including ice skating during the frozen months.

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  • 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.

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  • How to Name a Public Space that Belongs to the People

    Posted: May 3, 2016  

    For generations, the Gardiner Expressway has been a physical and mental barrier between Toronto and its waterfront. What does it mean to reclaim the space under such a highly contested piece of infrastructure and give it a fresh start?

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  • It's Time to Vote for Your Favourite Forever Name for Project: Under Gardiner

    Posted: Apr 28, 2016  

    Voting begins NOW to choose the forever name for Project: Under Gardiner. Go to www.undergardiner.com to see the four finalists and cast your vote. You can vote once a day until the deadline.

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  • Creating a Place for Performance Under the Gardiner: Strachan Gate

    Posted: Apr 26, 2016  

    Where the Gardiner Expressway passes over Strachan Avenue, there is an opportunity to create a unique space for music, theatre and other kinds of performance.

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  • Bringing Arts and Culture to Our New Waterfront Neighbourhoods

    Posted: Apr 20, 2016  

    Building on the success of Nuit Blanche 2015 and our recent Sugar Beach Sugar Shack event, we’re doing even more to help Torontonians revisit and reimagine their waterfront.

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  • 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.

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  • Sugar High

    Posted: Apr 6, 2016  

    For one weekend in March, Waterfront Toronto transformed Canada’s Sugar Beach into a Qu├ębec-style sugar shack, drawing more than 10,000 people to the waterfront.

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  • Help Give Project: Under Gardiner a Permanent Name

    Posted: Mar 10, 2016  

    Our city is ready for a new story about the Gardiner Expressway – one filled with hope and possibility. That’s why we need your help to #ReclaimTheName.

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  • Why the Port Lands are Vital to Toronto’s Future

    Posted: 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.

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  • The Waterfront Is Getting Sweeter

    Posted: Feb 16, 2016  

    On March 12 and 13, Canada’s Sugar Beach will be transformed into a traditional Sugar Shack – and you’re all invited.

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  • Creating and Restoring Natural Habitat Along Our Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 11, 2016  

    Creating and restoring aquatic and terrestrial habitat is an important part of waterfront revitalization. Together with our partners, we are focused on helping to restore the quality of the lake’s water and shoreline.

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  • Bringing Toronto’s Waterfront to Life with Arts and Culture

    Posted: Jan 29, 2016  

    Arts and cultural events are enticing Torontonians to revisit their waterfront. Last year’s edition of Nuit Blanche, in particular, was an extraordinary success – and we're excited to build on it.

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  • What's Next for the Ferry Terminal Site?

    Posted: Jan 27, 2016  

    On January 26, about 300 people participated in the first public meeting for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Master Plan. During this meeting we got feedback on the revised master plan and the concept for phase 1.

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  • The Missing Link: A Waterfront Centrepiece

    Posted: Dec 3, 2015  

    Many things have changed along Toronto’s main waterfront street since the 1950s when industrial uses still dominated the waterfront. Following the revitalization of Queens Quay, the next step in the ongoing transformation of our waterfront is a master plan for the Ferry Terminal site at the foot of Bay and Yonge Streets.

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  • How You Can Get Involved in Project: Under Gardiner

    Posted: Dec 2, 2015  

    Last week, we announced an exciting new initiative, temporarily named Project: Under Gardiner. It will see a 1.75-kilometre stretch of unused land beneath the Gardiner Expressway, from Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue, completely re-imagined as a place for people. Here are three ways that you can get involved.

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  • 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.

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  • Tell Us What You Think About the Emerging Plans for the Port Lands?

    Posted: Nov 16, 2015  

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  • Shaping the Future: Placemaking in the Port Lands and Connecting South of Eastern

    Posted: 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.

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  • Your Fall Guide to Toronto’s Waterfront

    Posted: Nov 9, 2015  

    It’s prime fall foliage season, and there’s no better place to embrace it than the waterfront. For those who want more out of the season than a leafy view of Lake Ontario, there are also cultural attractions and events a plenty this month. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the waterfront this fall.

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  • Public Report on the Queens Quay Revitalization

    Posted: Oct 21, 2015  

    On October 14, we held a community meeting to provide an update on the new Queens Quay. Here's a recap of the information we provided.

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  • Nuit Blanche on the Waterfront: The Work of the Wind

    Posted: Oct 1, 2015  

    Thirteen art projects in The Work of the Wind will take over the waterfront for this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche produced by the City of Toronto.

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  • Community Update Meeting: Queens Quay

    Posted: Sep 30, 2015  

    Join us on October 14 as we give an update on new Queens Quay Revitalization project, including a summary of the public feedback we’ve received and the changes we’ve made on the new street.

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  • Visually Arresting Mural for the Bala Underpass

    Posted: Sep 24, 2015  

    A new mural is transforming this important connection between the West Don Lands and the Don River ravine trail system.

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  • The Bronze Fish are Coming Back to Queens Quay

    Posted: Sep 23, 2015  

    Crews have perfected their installation technique and the forty-two bronze fish sculptures that were removed from Queens Quay are now being returned to the water's edge.

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  • From the Archives: Mimico Waterfront Park

    Posted: Sep 17, 2015  

    In 2008, residents of the Mimico neighbourhood in Etobicoke finally had access to the lakefront with Mimico Waterfront Park, after decades of being cut off from it.

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  • Lower Yonge Update: The Details of a New Neighbourhood

    Posted: Sep 11, 2015  

    We’ve held a third public meeting as we continue forming our plan to redevelop prime waterfront land between Yonge and Jarvis.

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  • From the Archives: Marilyn Bell Park

    Posted: Aug 27, 2015  

    New viewing platforms cantilever over the water’s edge to provide great views to both the east and the west of the city’s waterfront. Today we take a look back at one of the early projects that Waterfront Toronto (then known as “Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation”) undertook to improve the water’s edge.

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  • Urban Dog Runs: New Playgrounds for City Dogs

    Posted: Aug 21, 2015  

    Urban dog runs fill a practical need as well as a social one – giving a place for city dogs to exercise, do their ‘business’ and socialize.

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  • VSVSVS summer breeze on Queens Quay

    Posted: Aug 11, 2015  

    Have you recently travelled along Queens Quay or exited the Gardiner Expressway at York Street and wondered about the blue windsocks – where they came from, what they’re for, what they represent and why that blue looks so familiar?

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  • Turning a Parking Lot into a Piece of Waterfront Paradise

    Posted: 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.

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  • One Step Closer to Unlocking the Port Lands

    Posted: Jul 22, 2015  

    Waterfront Toronto and its government partners recently announced $5 million in funding to complete due diligence work on the proposal to naturalize the mouth of the Don River.

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  • A Virtual Tour of New Public Art in the West Don Lands

    Posted: Jul 13, 2015  

    Today, the artworks comprising Phase 1 of the ambitious West Don Lands Public Art Strategy are complete (or very near completion). While the public may not be able to encounter most of them in person until the site opens to the public in spring 2016, we couldn’t resist showing them to you now. There are currently six new artworks in the neighbourhood, with another on the way.

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  • Opening Your New Queens Quay

    Posted: Jul 9, 2015  

    On June 19, we celebrated the official opening of the revitalized Queens Quay with our government partners, stakeholders, media and the entire waterfront community. People from all over the city came together for this unique ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the waterfront’s new boulevard.

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  • We Want Your Feedback on the New Queens Quay

    Posted: Jun 25, 2015  

    On June 19, we celebrated the opening of your new Queens Quay with the biggest ribbon cutting Toronto has ever seen. Now we’ve entered a period of commissioning and adjustment for the new street – and we’d like your feedback.

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  • Art Events Set the Waterfront Abuzz This Weekend

    Posted: Jun 18, 2015  

    Toronto has a wealth of arts festivals and events and we are thrilled that some of them are bringing their talent down to waterfront sites; this weekend, Toronto’s waterfront will be buzzing with art activity.

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  • A Walk through the Revitalized Queens Quay

    Posted: Jun 17, 2015  

    After three years of one-way traffic on Queens Quay, the street was fully reopened to two-way traffic on June 10. Before this major change to the street, we invited members of the public to join us on a site walk.

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  • Let the River Flow – Protecting and Revitalizing the Port Lands

    Posted: 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.

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  • Spacing Announces Winning Designs from Waterfront T-Shirt Contest

    Posted: Jun 11, 2015  

    Last month, Waterfront Toronto and the Spacing Store joined forces to host a t-shirt design competition calling for submissions that celebrate the iconic public spaces, buildings, and character of the city’s waterfront. Out of more than 75 submissions, our jury selected five stand-out t-shirts.

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  • Get Ready to Celebrate Your New Queens Quay!

    Posted: Jun 2, 2015  

    On June 19th, join Waterfront Toronto as we officially open the revitalized Queens Quay, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on a scale you will have to see to believe.

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  • 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.

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  • Is Queens Quay Going to Be Done in Time?

    Posted: May 12, 2015  

    Here's what construction crews will be working on between now and our opening celebrations on June 19th.

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  • Queens Quay Opening: It’s So Big, We Need Hundreds of Volunteers

    Posted: May 7, 2015  

    To celebrate the opening of your new Queens Quay, we’re planning a ribbon cutting ceremony unlike any other – and we need your help to make it happen.

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  • We Want You to Design a T-shirt that Celebrates One of Toronto’s Iconic Waterfront Places

    Posted: May 6, 2015  

    We’re calling all artists, designers and illustrators to submit their t-shirt designs celebrating iconic waterfront places. The contest runs until May 27, 2015 and it’s free to enter. The winning designers will receive a $750 prize and have their design made into a t-shirt to be sold in the Spacing Store.

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  • It’s Spring on Queens Quay, So We're Planting New Trees This Week

    Posted: Apr 30, 2015  

    Tree planting began on the south side of Queens Quay today. Once planted these trees will grow faster and thrive longer thanks to soil cell technology.

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  • What You’ve Been Saying About the Design for Aitken Place Park

    Posted: Apr 29, 2015  

    With just a day and a half left to go before the deadline (April 30, 2015 at 11:59pm), this is your last chance to tell us what you think about the preliminary design for Aitken Place Park. Here's what people have been saying so far.

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  • This New Outer Harbour Recreational Node is Home to Fish, Fowl and Fans of Both

    Posted: 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.

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  • How Socially Responsible and Sustainable is Waterfront Toronto?

    Posted: Apr 22, 2015  

    Read through our Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report and give us your feedback.

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  • We Want Your Feedback on the Design for Aitken Place Park

    Posted: Apr 17, 2015  

    We've unveiled the preliminary programming study for a new waterfront park. Tell us what you think about the needs and uses for Aitken Place Park.

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  • And the Winner is… KPMB, West 8 and Greenberg Consultants

    Posted: Apr 10, 2015  

    Earlier today we announced the winning team in the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Innovative Design Competition.

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  • What You Said About the Five Designs for Toronto’s Ferry Terminal

    Posted: Apr 9, 2015  

    Last month, we unveiled five possible designs for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park. The designs were bold, innovative, beautiful, inspiring – and Torontonians took the opportunity to give their thoughts and suggestions (and even criticism) of the proposals.

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  • What Will the New Queens Quay Look Like?

    Posted: Apr 2, 2015  

    It isn’t always easy to imagine what the future will look like. It can be particularly difficult in the case of a large urban construction project like the revitalization of Queens Quay West. Let us show you what the new street will look like.

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  • Waterfront Toronto's Report Card

    Posted: Mar 18, 2015  

    Waterfront Toronto will be hosting a town hall meeting, giving members of the public an opportunity to get an update and ask questions on waterfront revitalization.

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  • Tell Us What You Think About the Proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal & Harbour Square Park

    Posted: Mar 15, 2015  

    We've unveiled five design proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Harbour Square Park and the surrounding area. Now it's time for you to tell us what you think!

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  • We Want Your Feedback on These Design Proposals for the Ferry Terminal!

    Posted: Mar 3, 2015  

    The five shortlisted design teams selected to participate in the Innovative Design Competition for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park will present their bold and innovative ideas to the public on Monday March 16 at Toronto City Hall.

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  • Street Art and the Politics of Public Space

    Posted: Feb 25, 2015  

    In the third and final part of our three-part blog post about great streets, we explore street art and the politics of public space.

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  • Your Questions About the West Don Lands Woonerfs Answered

    Posted: Feb 12, 2015  

    In a recent post on Spacing's blog, Dylan Reid raises questions about the design of the woonerfs (collectively named ‘Trolley Crescent’) in the West Don Lands. Here's our response.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • From the Archives: Underpass Park

    Posted: Jan 7, 2015  

    As the most extensive park ever built under an overpass in Canada, Underpass Park’s unique location and innovative design have made this a great urban space that can be enjoyed all year round.

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  • Breathing Life Into Our Streets

    Posted: Dec 22, 2014  

    In this three-part blog post, we’ll explore a number of factors that contribute to creating vibrant city streets. Part one explored “The Role of Urban Design.” This post explores “Breathing Life Into Our Streets” and the third and final post will explore “Street Art and the Politics of Public Space."

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  • 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.

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  • What Does it Take to Build Great Streets?

    Posted: Dec 1, 2014  

    At Waterfront Toronto, we spend a lot of time thinking about what will make our streets truly great. Whether we are planning whole new waterfront neighbourhoods or tackling a dysfunctional street and trying to make it much better, our work always begins by looking at what is great in city streets around the world.

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  • We Want Your Questions About Toronto’s Waterfront Revitalization

    Posted: Nov 26, 2014  

    What might Toronto’s Port Lands look like in the future? How will waterfront revitalization affect our city? Ask us your questions. We want to answer them.

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  • 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.

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  • Berlin-Based Artists Hadley+Maxwell to Create New ‘Garden of Future Follies’ for Front Street East

    Posted: Nov 17, 2014  

    By remixing Toronto’s monuments, artists Hadley+Maxwell will create a series of sculptures that will animate the generous, pedestrian-friendly sidewalk at Front Street East at Bayview Avenue in the West Don Lands.

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  • Underpass Park Competes in World Cities Day Challenge

    Posted: Nov 12, 2014  

    Underpass Park, the uniquely urban park we created beneath the Richmond and Adelaide overpasses in the West Don Lands, was a finalist in the Guardian’s first World Cities Day Challenge. In this guest post, Paul French of Diamond Schmitt Architects shares what motivated him to nominate Underpass Park on behalf of Toronto.

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  • 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.

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  • About Our New Video: To the Waterfront

    Posted: Nov 5, 2014  

    Starting last Friday, you may have heard about a new Waterfront Toronto video. If you were at the movies over this past weekend, you might have seen it.

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  • Bold Design Ideas Wanted For Important Waterfront Gateway

    Posted: Nov 4, 2014  

    Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are inviting the world’s most talented and creative designers to participate in an Innovate Design Competition for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park. We’re looking for their best ideas for how to make this important waterfront asset a more welcoming gateway to the Toronto Islands.

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  • From the Archives: Canada's Sugar Beach

    Posted: Oct 30, 2014  

    This once lakefront parking lot has been transformed into a unique urban space that raises the bar for city-building and set a new standard for the creativity of design and quality of materials.

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  • From the Archives: Ontario Square and Canada Square at Harbourfront Centre

    Posted: Oct 23, 2014  

    Let’s take a look back at a Waterfront Toronto project that helped transform a parking lot into a vibrant waterfront destination.

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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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