A transit-first approach is part of Waterfront Toronto’s commitment to sustainability.
Each community will be fully served by transit, and the plan focuses on streetcars with right-of-way and light rail. Virtually every residence will be within five minutes of a transit stop, minimizing the need for vehicular traffic.
Given the importance of transit to waterfront redevelopment, the construction and operation of transit facilities will be created in advance of or in tandem with significant development. Also, Waterfront Toronto is developing bike paths and pedestrian links between the waterfront neighbourhoods and the rest of the city.
Waterfront Toronto’s transit strategy and other initiatives will reap environmental benefits now and for generations to come. Our new blue edge will be a world leader in creating extraordinary, environmentally friendly waterfront communities.
This beautiful Cherry Street bridge is planned for the Lower Don Lands. Our new blue edge will be fully serviced by transit, establishing new harmonies with other modes of transportation, including cyclists, cars and, naturally, pedestrians.