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

May 7, 2015

The new south side Promenade at the Simcoe WaveDeck.

We will officially open the newly-transformed Queens Quay on June 19th at the Simcoe WaveDeck. (Photo credit: Nicola Betts)

By Heather Glicksman

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. The festivities kick off Friday, June 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. and we want to celebrate this momentous occasion with the entire waterfront community. This is our thank you for your dedication, patience and support during the design and construction of the street.

To make this ceremony truly unforgettable, we'll need the help of several hundred volunteers. We don’t want to spoil the surprise but we will say this:

Volunteers should be ready and willing to do things like:

  • Wave a flag
  • Follow a drum line
  • Work together with your fellow community members

If you’d like to help us with this unique ribbon cutting and be a part of the opening ceremony, please sign up online and we’ll contact you directly to fill you in on the secret 

Don’t forget to share this with your friends, family and neighbours and help us spread the word about our event and open call for volunteers. This is your event!

See you on the waterfront!

Our festivities will also kick off the start of the Redpath Waterfront Festival and we encourage everyone to stick around to enjoy this weekend-long celebration.

Toronto’s Main Waterfront Street: Queens Quay

The revitalization of Queens Quay is one of Waterfront Toronto’s most important and transformative projects. Once uninviting, Toronto’s main waterfront street will be a lasting legacy for the city, a grand civic meeting place and a gateway to the lake. Once opened, the street will provide a more welcoming, more beautiful and more enjoyable space for residents and visitors alike. 

Share your thoughts, comments and feedback – follow us on Facebook and Twitter – and join the conversation about the opening of the revitalized Queens Quay Boulevard using the #NewQueensQuay hashtag.

post contributor

  • Heather Glicksman

    Heather is a community relations and issues specialist at Metrolinx. She previously worked at Waterfront Toronto as a Communications and Public Engagement Coordinator where she specialized in public consultations and writing online content. She has worked in the public sector and for a municipal government working to keep the public informed on hot topics. In her free time, Heather enjoyed exploring Toronto’s many festivals and activities.