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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/Committee Meetings, and Design Review Panel meetings, please visit our calendar.


Past Events & Public Consultations


Waterfront East LRT Extension - Virtual Community Consultation: February 17, 2021

From February 3, 2021, to March 4, 2021, the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, and Toronto Transit Commission sought feedback on the Preliminary Design and Engineering work for the Waterfront East Light Rail Transit (LRT) Extension from Union Station to Cherry Street.  

For more information on the Waterfront East LRT Extension, please visit the project website.

Trolley Crescent Public Feedback Survey: December 14, 2020 to January 15, 2021  

In December 2020, Waterfront Toronto issued a public survey to solicit feedback regarding the proposed design solutions to Trolley Crescent in the West Don Lands.  The purpose of the survey was to seek input before final designs decisions are made and then subsequently implemented in the spring of 2021. The survey was also an opportunity to learn how people use Trolley Crescent. To read a summary report that highlights what we heard, please click here.

Port Lands Flood Protection Public Meeting: Friday, December 4, 2020


We’re three years into this seven-year project that will re-naturalize the mouth of the Don River and create a new river valley through the Port Lands. When this project is complete, Toronto will have a new island, new parks and green spaces and new roads and bridges – the foundation for future communities just minutes from downtown.


At this meeting, we presented updates on the final design for the river valley and parks, as well as an update on construction progress. We also presented designs for the roadway and public realm along Lake Shore Boulevard East between Cherry Street and Carlaw Avenue. This work is part of a proposal to deliver some elements of the City of Toronto's Gardiner East project. The presentations were followed by a live Q & A with project team members.


Materials from the meeting are posted on the PortLandsTO.ca website.


Waterfront Toronto Town Hall: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

On December 1st we held a Virtual Town Hall where we discussed the incredible strides we have made in the revitalization of one of Toronto’s greatest assets—its waterfront. From affordable housing to award-winning parks, to climate leadership and economic opportunity, together we are creating a waterfront that belongs to everyone.   
We invited the public to join our President and CEO, George Zegarac, to hear what's underway on the waterfront and what's ahead, followed by a Q&A session.  The Town Hall was held online via Zoom Webinar.  A recording of the meeting and presentation is available on our YouTube Channel here

How well do you know your waterfront? Take this quiz to find out!  

From flood protection to fish condos—how well do you know your waterfront? Participants were asked to brush up on your waterfront facts before attending the Town Hall by taking our quiz.


Marine Use Strategy - Public Information Centre #2:  October 26 - November 18

We held a virtual Public Information Centre launching on Monday, October 26 and running through to November 18, 2020.
A collaboration with the City of Toronto, Ports Toronto and Waterfront Toronto, this strategy will be used to guide waterfront revitalization and look to balance various uses for Toronto’s harbour including commercial shipping, cruise ships and tour boats, recreational water-related use and water-based transportation.
This was the second Public Information Centre for the Marine Use Strategy Update and we were seeking your feedback before we finalize our report.

Learn about the contents of the Draft Report by exploring these materials:

Feedback survey: 

For further reference:


Quayside Public Engagement: October 2020 

We are advancing work on Quayside this fall with the drafting of a request for proposals for a development partner. In advance of this, we are seeking your feedback on our updated project goals to ensure that Quayside reflects what matters most to you about where you live, work and play.

Beginning the week of October 13 – October 25, we invite you to: 

  1. Stay informed: Watch our video presentation (9 minutes) and read this project backgrounder
  2. Get Involved: Take our online survey and share your opinion on our updated project goals. The survey is open until October 23. 
  3. Ask questions: Join one of three informal interactive sessions on October 15, 16 and 21 to ask questions you have about our latest plans for Quayside. Click here to register. 

The feedback we receive through this engagement will be compiled and included in a public report that will be released in November 2020 on QuaysideTO.ca

For more information about Quayside, including information about planning policies informing revitalization in this area, and what we’ve heard during previous consultation, visit the project website QuaysideTO.ca 


Marine Use Strategy Update Public Information Centre: February 3, 2020

A collaboration with Ports Toronto, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the City of Toronto, the Marine Use Strategy will be used to guide the planning and design of future shoreline improvements. The current focus of this study is Toronto’s Inner Harbour, which includes a balance of commercial shipping, cruise ships and tour boats, recreational water-related uses and water-based transportation. DETAILS HERE

Public Information Centre and Drop-in: York Street Park - Thursday, January 16, 2020

We’re transforming the site of the former F.G. Gardiner offramp into new urban oasis. A public information centre was held on January 16, 2019 to showcase the new design for the park including details on timeline for development and park amenities. Staff from Waterfront Toronto and our design team at Claude Cormier et Associés were there to answer your questions and hear your thoughts about the design.  More information on the public drop-in can be found here.

LOOP Warming Station - January 14 - 17, 2020

Location: Future site of Love Park (York Street and Queens Quay West)
Time:    January 14-16, 11am-2pm / 4pm-8pm  and January 17, 11am-2pm

Members of our Waterfront Toronto team were on-site for the first few days of the LOOP installation to talk about our ongoing projects, including plans for the future Love Park.

Skating at The Bentway - January 17 - 19, 2020

The Bentway Skate Trail is open seven days a week from 12pm-9pm.  The Waterfront Toronto team was on-site next to the warming stations on January 17, 18 and 19 from 4-9pm. We also sponsored free skate rentals on Saturday and encouraged people to visit our tent to chat with the team, learn more about our ongoing projects and tell us how you’re spending time on the waterfront this winter. 


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
Email: info@waterfrontoronto.ca


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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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