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  • What’s Next for Parliament Slip?

    Posted: Dec 16, 2021  

    From the peak of marine shipping around the turn of the 20th century, Toronto’s waterfront was studded with a series of ‘slips’, where ships unloaded cargo. Read how the proposed design to transform Parliament Slip will help connect people from across city with the lake and Villiers Island, creating a place where you can enjoy the water’s edge.


  • COP26 and Local Action: Villiers Island, Toronto’s Climate Positive Neighbourhood

    Posted: Nov 15, 2021  

    Designing a new neighbourhood offers a unique opportunity to show leadership on sustainable development. Through the creation and deployment of real-world solutions that help mitigate climate change, Villiers Island will demonstrate what it means to lead with sustainability and resilience.


  • Climate Resilience: Protection Against Flooding and Extreme Weather

    Posted: Nov 8, 2021  

    Climate change is already happening. Here’s what we can do to enhance the resilience of waterfront communities in Toronto.


  • COP26 and the Importance of Local Action: Green Building Requirements

    Posted: Oct 28, 2021  

    On October 31, world leaders will meet to negotiate increased carbon reduction targets to keep global warming below 1.5oC. In this blog, we discuss how Waterfront Toronto’s Green Building Requirements provide a local response to this global call to action.


  • A Home for Innovation in East Bayfront

    Posted: Jul 13, 2021  

    The Waterfront Innovation Centre—a 485,000 square foot purpose-built innovation workplace— is almost complete. Designed to foster collaboration for its leading-edge tenants in the creative and technology sectors in new and unexpected ways, it is also on-track to achieve LEED Platinum certification.


  • How to Move a 1920s Fire Hall

    Posted: Jul 5, 2021  

    Built in the 1920s, Fire Hall 30 was a working fire station until 1980. Many buildings along Commissioners have been demolished, but the Fire Hall is being preserved and we have to move it.


  • Health through an Indigenous lens: Understanding Anishnawbe Health Toronto's Indigenous Hub

    Posted: Jun 21, 2021  

    For thousands of years, the site on which the Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) Indigenous Hub will sit has been an ever-changing landscape.


  • Get to know Ryan Rice, Waterfront Toronto's Indigenous Public Art Curator

    Posted: Jun 9, 2021  

    Earlier this year Ryan Rice was selected to lead two site-specific public art calls for the West Don Lands, one to be located at the King/Queen/River Triangle and another at the future Indigenous Hub on Cherry Street.


  • How Love Park Came to Be

    Posted: May 10, 2021  

    we’re taking a look back at the multi-stage design and consultation process that has led to the final design for the highly anticipated new public space.


  • Toronto is Getting the Treatment it Deserves: Stormwater Management System Is Up and Running

    Posted: Apr 21, 2021  

    With the completion of the Cherry Street Stormwater Management Facility in March 2021, a key component in the larger Stormwater Management System is now in place.


  • A Green Gateway to the Waterfront

    Posted: Mar 4, 2021  

    Tree-lined sidewalks will outline the pathways in and around the park site, marking the shift to a calm city refuge. Rolling elevated grassy mounds provide further buffer from nearby roadways and offer space to relax and enjoy the park at different vantage points.


  • Love Park: The Heart of Our Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 25, 2021  

    Reclaimed as public space from its former use as the Gardiner’s York-Bay-Yonge eastbound off-ramp, the park will be the ultimate ode to connection, community, and nature.


  • Lucie and Thornton Blackburns' Legacy on the Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 16, 2021  

    Shortly after arriving in Toronto, Thornton realized there was a need for a taxi service while working as a waiter at Osgoode Hall. After procuring blueprints for a cab from Montreal and commissioning its construction, he founded The City, Toronto’s first horse-drawn cab company in 1837.


  • Healthy and Resilient Neighbourhoods, By Design

    Posted: Feb 10, 2021  

    Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, our city is growing and will continue to do so in the years to come.


  • A New, Resilient Vision for Sustainable Neighbourhoods on the Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 8, 2021  

    With evolution in Toronto’s real estate industry and advancement of green building specifications, Waterfront Toronto has accordingly updated requirements to deliver zero-carbon-ready buildings.


  • Creating Jobs and Delivering Innovation Today and Tomorrow

    Posted: Jan 27, 2021  

    Our city is up against one of the greatest challenges it has faced in recent memory. The recovery from COVID-19 will not be an easy road, and at Waterfront Toronto we are ready to do our part supporting governments in building back better and stronger.


  • Celebrating Indigenous Art and the Year of Public Art

    Posted: Jan 22, 2021  

    Waterfront Toronto is pleased to announce that Ryan Rice will join us as Indigenous Public Art Curator. We look forward to contributing to the Year of Public Art by advancing work on our permanent and temporary public art programs.


  • Now more than ever: Planning for the public good

    Posted: Jan 18, 2021  

    We are constantly adapting to the changes brought on by COVID-19 and at times it hasn’t been easy. Knowing the challenges our city has faced over the past year and looking ahead to a post-pandemic recovery, we know that Toronto’s waterfront continues to play an important role in making our city a great place to live, work and play.


  • Improving Trolley Crescent

    Posted: Dec 14, 2020  

    Planned by Waterfront Toronto and designed by The Planning Partnership, Trolley Crescent was the first woonerf introduced in Toronto in 2014. This U-shaped street is located in the West Don Lands and runs east from St. Lawrence Street, past River Street then south along the eastern edge of River City, then turns south running parallel to Underpass Park back to St. Lawrence Street.


  • Virtual Town Hall - Toronto's Waterfront, Now More Than Ever

    Posted: Dec 14, 2020  

    Thank you to all those who joined our live Virtual Town Hall. We hope that you learned something new about what is happening on the waterfront and are excited about what’s ahead.


  • Mass Timber is Coming To Bayside

    Posted: Sep 9, 2020  

    T3 Bayside will attract jobs to the waterfront and create new community space for tenants, residents and visitors to enjoy.


  • Building Resilience - Looking Back at 2019-20

    Posted: Aug 25, 2020  

    2020 is a powerful reminder that our decisions in calmer times – the investments we make, the relationships we build – shape our ability to weather a crisis. In our 2019-20 Integrated Annual Report, we look back at how our work over the past year has contributed to a resilient waterfront.


  • Here’s How We Designed Toronto’s New Bridges

    Posted: Jul 20, 2020  

    It’s not often that a city gets the chance to add a new bridge to its skyline – and we’re adding four.


  • How Villiers Island Will Create Jobs, Greenspace and More

    Posted: Jun 23, 2020  

    The precinct plan for Villiers Island is blueprint for a new climate positive neighbourhood that will bring jobs and greenspace to Toronto’s water’s edge. Precinct plans lay the groundwork to rezone land for new uses, including residential and park land. The 33.5 hectare area in the Port Lands that will become Villiers Island is currently zoned only for industrial use, like most of the Central Waterfront before we began revitalization. The Villiers Island Precinct Plan provides a vision and planning framework to guide the development of Villiers Island in Toronto’s Port Lands. As the first mixed-use community in the Port Lands, Villiers Island will kick-start revitalization, contributing to the creation of a series of unique and memorable districts.


  • Built to Weather the Storm: The Cherry Street Stormwater Management Facility

    Posted: Jun 10, 2020  

    In order to create vibrant and sustainable places along Toronto’s waterfront, essential infrastructure is needed. One such initiative is the stormwater management system that we are building to serve current and future waterfront communities.


  • Writing the Next Chapter in the Story of Our Waterfront

    Posted: Mar 9, 2020  

    With almost two decades of achievement propelling us forward, Waterfront Toronto is positioned to take the next steps in creating one of the best waterfronts in the world. Learn more in our latest blog post.


  • Propelled by Partnership

    Posted: Mar 2, 2020  

    Partnership is the key to our success. From our collaboration across all three levels of government to our thoughtful public engagement, read more about how partnerships will propel our work over the next five years in our new blog.


  • 20 Years of Placemaking

    Posted: Feb 24, 2020  

    We are excited to share our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan—a guiding document that explores past accomplishments, outlines the exciting work that is currently underway on the waterfront and proposes a series of aspirational projects for the future. Learn more in this blog post.


  • Toronto’s First LEED Platinum Residential Building is Coming to the Waterfront

    Posted: Jan 28, 2020  

    Bayside’s Aqualina is the second residential building in Canada and the first in Toronto to achieve the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation.


  • Nature and Parks in the Port Lands

    Posted: Nov 4, 2019  

    The river valley and surrounding green spaces will recreate several types of habitats in the Port Lands.


  • Building North America's Most Unique Streets

    Posted: Nov 4, 2019  

    By 2024, we will have transformed major sections of Cherry, Commissioners Street and the Don Roadway. These streets will be some of the most unique landscapes in the city.


  • Applying Our New Resilience and Innovation Framework To Villiers Island

    Posted: Oct 29, 2019  

    Waterfront Toronto’s Resilience and Innovation Framework and Sustainability will come to life with the development of future waterfront communities like Villiers Island.


  • 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.


  • Connecting People to the Waterfront

    Posted: Oct 10, 2019  

    Part of our mission is to connect people with the water. We’ve been working on eliminating physical barriers to Lake Ontario by protecting public space along the water’s edge.


  • 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.


  • Delivering Design Excellence on the Waterfront: 14 Years with the Design Review Panel

    Posted: Aug 7, 2019  

    Canada’s Sugar Beach is one of the many spaces along Toronto’s waterfront that has been influenced by the feedback provided through the Design Review Panel.


  • 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.


  • CSRSR Profile Series: Inclusive Communities

    Posted: Apr 3, 2019  

    In the fourth installment of our 2017 CSRSR profile series, we’re looking at how Waterfront Toronto delivers inclusive communities along the lake by creating affordable housing, an accessible public realm and meaningful public engagement opportunities.


  • CSRSR Profile Series: Green Buildings

    Posted: Feb 11, 2019  

    For the second installment of our 2017 CSRSR profile series, we're looking at Waterfront Toronto's history of pushing the boundaries in green building design and some of our recent achievements thanks to precedent-setting sustainability standards.


  • CSRSR Profile Series: Public Realm

    Posted: Jan 23, 2019  

    In this five-part CSRSR Profile Series, we explore different themes and key accomplishments that have come out of our 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. For our first installment, we dive into some of our public realm achievements.


  • Realizing the Waterfront’s Potential: Setting strong objectives and a clear evaluation framework for Quayside

    Posted: Dec 14, 2018  

    On December 8, 2018, hundreds of Toronto residents joined us at the Quayside public roundtable. At the meeting Waterfront Toronto shared its approach to how the proposed plan for Quayside will be evaluated and the objectives against which it will be assessed. Read this summary to learn more about the meeting and find out how you can still participate and share your feedback.


  • Meet the Port Lands in 2024

    Posted: Nov 28, 2018  

    On November 28, Waterfront Toronto and our government partners gathered in the Port Lands to mark a critical step in making these dreams a reality. Learn more here.


  • Here’s how we report on our social responsibility and sustainability practices

    Posted: Nov 20, 2018  

    We're pleased to announce the release of our 2015-2017 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. In this blog post, we explore the importance of this reporting for Waterfront Toronto and highlight some of our key achievements over the last few years.


  • 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.


  • Imagining the model 21st Century neighbourhood

    Posted: Sep 26, 2018  

    We held a series of Design Jams on September 17-19, where Sidewalk Toronto project team members, subject matter experts, and community members offered their perspectives on themes including Vertical Living, Water Connections and People on Wheels.


  • Tell Us What You Think About the Proposed Designs for York Street Park and Rees Street Park!

    Posted: Jul 12, 2018  

    Earlier this year, we launched an innovative design competition with the City of Toronto for two new waterfront parks. Ten talented and creative design teams from around the world were selected to compete – and now you can see their proposals!


  • Waterfront Toronto at Summer Movie Nights in Parks

    Posted: Jul 6, 2018  

    Movie nights in Toronto’s parks are some of the loveliest times of the summer and we know that they draw diverse crowds of people from across the city, and even further afield.


  • 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.


  • Tell Us About the Experiences You’d Like to Have in Two New Waterfront Parks

    Posted: Mar 9, 2018  

    On January 22, 2018, we held a public meeting to gather feedback from local residents on what experiences they'd like to have at the new York Street and Rees Street Parks. This feedback will help to inform the design brief given to teams during the upcoming design competition for the two new waterfront spaces. If you missed the meeting, there are still plenty of ways to get involved and give us your feedback.


  • Summary: Community Consultation on Port Lands Flood Protection

    Posted: Feb 26, 2018  

    Missed our recent community meeting? Watch the presentation and Q&A here.


  • What Makes A Great Park?

    Posted: Dec 5, 2017  

    While all parks are distinct in their own ways, great parks share common characteristics such as access to the surrounding community, a variety of activities, comfort and quality design. In a truly great urban park, all of these elements blend together to create an enjoyable space for everyone.


  • A New Pathway to The Ferry Terminal

    Posted: Jul 11, 2017  

    If you've ever stood in a crowd waiting to get to the ferries, you know every bit of space counts. That's why we're widening the pathway from Bay Street all the way to the terminal gates. Construction starts this fall.


  • 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.


  • 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 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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?


  • Interview: Documentary Pioneer Katerina Cizek on the Future of Cities and the Web

    Posted: Oct 28, 2016  

    Last month – as part of Waterfront Toronto’s FUTURE CITIES talks – Kat Cizek, an acclaimed filmmaker and pioneer in interactive and participatory documentary production, spoke about the lessons we can learn from the ways that cities and the World Wide Web intersect. Ilana Shamoon spoke with her to expand on the themes of the talk.


  • 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.


  • Tell Us What You Think: Lower Yonge Streets and Public Realm

    Posted: Jul 22, 2016  

    Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are working together to conduct a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study and Public Realm Concept for the Lower Yonge neighbourhood. On June 23, 2016, we held a Public Information Centre (PIC) where the project team asked for feedback on the evaluation of the street alignment alternatives, evaluation criteria and the selection of the preliminary preferred transportation plan for the Lower Yonge Precinct. If you missed the Public Information Centre for the Lower Yonge Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, there’s still time to send us your feedback.


  • 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?


  • 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.


  • West Don Lands Public Art Capped Off With a 19th Century Garden

    Posted: Jun 28, 2016  

    Earlier this month, Phase One of the West Don Lands public art strategy was completed with the installation of Garden of Future Follies. This operatic sculpture garden by Canadian artist duo Hadley+Maxwell subtly references the 2015 Pan/Parpan Am Games, which leveraged the planning already completed for this area and helped accelerate the development of this portion of the neighbourhood. Garden of Future Follies is an intricate and playful homage to Toronto. It comprises 190 details, collected from over 80 different pre-existing monuments and architectural features from around the city, cast in bronze and composed within seven distinct sculptures.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 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?


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Net Zero Energy Dwelling (NetZED) On The Waterfront

    Posted: Mar 22, 2016  

    Toronto’s revitalized waterfront will feature some of the greenest buildings and neighbourhoods in the world. To help curb climate change, all of our development partners are required to meet our Minimum Green Building Requirements and build advanced, high performance buildings, and also promote sustainable lifestyle choices by tenants and residents. Tridel, our development partner in Bayside, is going above and beyond our minimum requirements: Aqualina, the first residential building under construction in Bayside, is targeting LEED Platinum certification and will also have a net zero energy suite.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • What We’re Doing to Improve Queens Quay: An Update

    Posted: Jun 30, 2015  

    We’re working with the City of Toronto and TTC to understand why some people find the new Queens Quay confusing. Several changes are being made next week to reinforce some of the existing regulatory signs and signals.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • The Future of the Gardiner East: What Can We Learn from Other Cities?

    Posted: May 26, 2015  

    Toronto isn’t the first city to be saddled with a crumbling expressway. Here’s what we can learn from other cities that have been faced with similarly expensive, 100-year decisions.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • What’s Up With Those Hydro Poles in the Middle of the Martin Goodman Trail?

    Posted: Apr 17, 2015  

    People who bike the Martin Goodman Trail east of Yonge Street have noticed, and complained, of a number of hydro poles recently installed in the middle of the bike path. Here’s what’s going on.