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Community Update Meeting: Queens Quay

Sep 30, 2015

A view of the new extended south side granite promenade, the Martin Goodman Trail and the new streetcar tracks on the revitalized Queens Quay.

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.

By Mira Shenker

Since the revitalized Queens Quay opened on June 19, it’s become a well-used street. The waterfront’s main boulevard has been rebalanced to give cyclists, pedestrians, transit and cars their fair share of the space. It’s also a totally new kind of street for Toronto. We’ve been observing how cyclists, drivers and pedestrians are using the new street. In addition to our own observations, we’ve collected public feedback through an online form, email and social media. At this community update meeting, we’ll present a report summarizing the public feedback we’ve collected, our own observations, and the adjustments we’ve made to reinforce some of the existing regulatory signs and signals on the new street. Members of the project team will also answer questions about the new street. 

Public Meeting Details:

When:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Where:

Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8. Map. Major intersection is Queens Quay West and Lower Simcoe Street.

Getting here:

Public Transit: Closest TTC subway station is Union Station. Take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar or the 510 Spadina streetcar to Harbourfront Centre. Walk west on the south side of Queens Quay to Harbourfront Centre at Lower Simcoe Street. Please use the TTC trip planner for additional options. 

Parking: Paid parking is available underground at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) and above-ground one block west on Queens Quay West at Rees Street. Please note that parking is limited.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessibility is at the main entrance. The new fully-accessible TTC streetcars are running on the 509 Harbourfront streetcar and the 510 Spadina lines. The closest Wheel-Trans pick-up and drop-off location is at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West). 
If you have specific accommodation requirements, please email info@waterfrontoronto.ca or call 416-214-1344 Extension 276.

New video: Queens Quay official opening

Watch as we celebrate this new public space with a ribbon cutting big enough for the entire community to participate.

On June 19th, 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. Over 1,000 community members, project partners and stakeholders created a 650-metre blue wave by supporting a blue ribbon that stretched from York Street to HTO Park -- almost the entire length of the revitalized Queens Quay.

Here is some information about the new Queens Quay, including educational material about the newly configured street.

A Walk through the Revitalized Queens Quay

An overview of new design elements on Queens Quay, including:

  1. Intersections, including the new mixing zones and signalization
  2. The Martin Goodman Trail
  3. Regulatory signage for vehicles
  4. The north side laybys and sidewalks
  5. New street furniture
  6. Landscape features like benches and trees
  7. The new Harbour Square Laneway

What We’re Doing to Improve Queens Quay

An overview of the changes we’ve made since the new Queens Quay opened in June.

Queens Quay Do’s and Don’ts

For a visual guide to the rules of the new Queens Quay for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

Understanding Your New Queens Quay

A quick demonstration of the basic rules for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians on the new Queens Quay.

Rebuilding Queens Quay Above and Below Ground

A video showing what we built underneath the new Queens Quay and how that is coordinated with the landscape work we can see above ground.

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  • Mira Shenker

    Mira Shenker is a project communications manager at Waterfront Toronto. She has worked as a journalist and executive editor at industry and business publications. In this role, Mira collaborates with project stakeholders and the public, and is lucky enough to be part of creating the type of city she is proud to call home.