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Toronto's waterfront is a truly great public asset, and we want to encourage everyone to play a role in its revitalization. You can help us make Toronto's underused waterfront lands into vibrant, sustainable new neighbourhoods where we can live, work, learn and play.

Reconnecting Toronto with its waterfront is an inclusive and collaborative process.  We want you to play an active role in helping to design, plan and build our projects.  Join a public meeting, attend an open house, community meeting, or special event, or help by simply spreading the word of the work we are doing.


Upcoming public meetings & events


For upcoming public meetings and events - including Board of Directors and Design Review Panel meetings, please visit our calendar.


Public Meeting on Digital Neighbourhoods & Digital Literacy

On May 22 we’re partnering with Toronto Public Library to co-host a public meeting on Digital Neighbourhoods and Digital Literacy. We’ll be joined by Digital Justice LabTech Reset Canada, and other groups involved in digital issues in cities. Together we will share and discuss information on how digital technologies are influencing (and will continue to influence) how cities work.

For more details about the event, and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page.



Civic Labs

The Quayside project presents opportunities and has also prompted many questions about the digital future of cities. The Civic Labs provide a forum for Waterfront Toronto, project team members, tech experts, and leaders from governments, academic institutions, the private and non-profit sectors to productively share their thoughts and feedback on topics applicable to the Quayside project, and answer relevant questions.

The third Civic Lab discussion held on March 26, 2019 was livestreamed through the Waterfront Toronto Facebook page and posted on Waterfront Toronto’s YouTube channel. For more information on the Civic Labs, please visit here.  Check back here for updates on future Civic Labs.


Recent Events & Public Consultations

Waterfront Toronto Science Fair

To celebrate National Engineering Month, Waterfront Toronto's Port Lands Flood Protection project team hosted a mini science fair, complete with experiments and model-building. A free event for children of all ages, this expo was all about designing and building bridges, roads, parks and rivers. Future engineers, planners, technologists, architects and scientists had a chance to learn about one of Canada's biggest infrastructure projects. For more information, please visit our Facebook event page or see the Event Flyer for details.  


Sidewalk Toronto Public Roundtable #4

On December 8, 2018, Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs hosted the fourth public roundtable meeting on the Sidewalk Toronto project. During this full-day roundtable meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, participants had the opportunity to attend a morning session and/or an afternoon session (both with the same agenda) to learn about and discuss key details being considered for the draft Master Innovation and Development Plan for Quayside. There were four break-out sessions focused on: site plans and transportation, affordable housing and social infrastructure, digital governance, and sustainability.  Those who couldn't join in person could also watch our livestream of the morning’s main presentation on the Sidewalk Toronto Facebook or YouTube pages, and catch-up online with recordings (presentation slides and audio only) of breakout sessions following the event. For more information, please visit this link

Associated Roundtable #4 Documents:

  • Meeting Agenda   PDF
  • Info Sheet 1 - Smart Cities   PDF
  • Info Sheet 2 - Digital Laws & Regulations   PDF
  • Info Sheet 3 - Data Collection and Use   PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Workbook  PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Transcribed Comments  PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Summary Report  PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Post Event Survey (Feedback Responses)  PDF

Questions, comments, want to learn more


We would love to hear from you. Send us your comments, questions or feedback. 


Contact us

20 Bay Street, Suite 1310
Toronto, ON M5J 2N8
Telephone: 416-214-1344
Fax: 416-214-4591


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Want to volunteer?


While we don't have a volunteer program in place - many of our partners offer opportunities to contribute to waterfront revitalization through service.

From tree plantings, family events, exploring new parks and trails, community clean-ups to hands-on demonstrations and workshops we encourage you to get involved. Check out some of the exciting opportunities available.



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