the wider waterfront
Toronto’s waterfront revitalization is not only transforming the central waterfront, East Bayfront and West Don Lands. Our plans and redevelopment efforts span Toronto’s entire lakefront.
From east to west, our projects are helping reconnect people to the lake across the wider waterfront. We have created new linear waterfront parks in Etobicoke at Mimico and in Scarborough at Port Union to provide local residents with lakefront access where none previously existed. Just west of Toronto’s downtown, Waterfront Toronto has enhanced park space and trails around Marilyn Bell Park, made improvements and additions to the popular Martin Goodman Trail and built the Western Beaches Watercourse, a new on-water training course.
Waterfront Toronto also partnered with the Toronto Transit Commission to fund the construction of a second subway platform at Union Station that now provides additional passenger capacity and helps connect transit users to the waterfront.
Together with the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto is completing a multi-year environmental assessment and integrated urban design study to determine the future of the Gardiner Expressway east of approximately Jarvis Street.
The Bentway (formerly Project: Under Gardiner) is an initiative that will transform more than four hectares (10 acres) of land beneath the elevated portion of Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, from just west of Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue, into a series of public spaces.
Also, Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is undertaking a Waterfront Transit "Reset" study that will help establish a vision and plan for a comprehensive waterfront transit network. The Waterfront Transit Reset study area extends from the Long Branch GO Station and the Mississauga border in the west to Woodbine Avenue in the east, and south of the Queensway/Queen Street corridor to Lake Ontario.
View the Wider Waterfront image gallery here.