See construction of a renaturalized mouth for the Don River from the viewing platform (not normally open to the public) and talk to the photographers who have been documenting the area’s transformation since 2019.
Photographers Vid Ingelevics and Ryan Walker have had unusually open access to the construction site for the Port Lands Flood Protection Project since 2019. This massive infrastructure project is creating a new river and providing flood protection for a huge area of eastern downtown Toronto. The public has limited ability to see the site, except through Vid and Ryan’s photos.
On September 27, we will be opening the viewing platform – a four storey-tall observation tower – to allow people a bird’s eye view of the construction site. Visitors will be able to see the new riverbed we are constructing and the plants that are thriving in future greenspace. Vid and Ryan will show a selection of photos they have taken on the site and talk with visitors about their work and what is unique about their commission.
Visitors will go up the tower in small groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required.