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shortlist announced and voting begins for new waterfront street name

We’re one step closer to choosing a new waterfront street name – but we still need your help. From now through May 1,vote for your favourite street name from our list of seven shortlisted names.

The shortlisted names – which were selected from the almost seven hundred suggestions we received – are:

  • Aquaview Crescent
  • Azure Drive
  • Edgewater Drive
  • Kanadario Way (from the Iroquois word meaning “sparkling” or “beautiful” water)
  • Merchants’ Wharf (for the wharf which was once located in this area)
  • Water Street
  • Wendat Way (refrences the Wendat people, also called Huron)

When the voting period ends, we’ll tally up all your input and announce the winning name on May 5, 2014. The winning name will then be submitted to the City of Toronto for official approval.


More About the Waterfront Street

The street we’re naming is “Main Street” for the new Bayside Toronto development. It connects to Queens Quay Boulevard and runs along the water’s edge. It provides access to homes, shops, restaurants, offices – and the lake.

More About the Neighbourhood

Bayside Toronto is a 10-acre site on the east side of East Bayfront. It’s a new kind of neighbourhood where no detail has been overlooked. A place with stunning architecture, unique parks and waterside promenades. A neighbourhood where bustling shops and restaurants dot tree-lined streets. An intelligent community where everyone is connected to Canada’s first open access ultra-high speed broadband network. Hines is Bayside Toronto’s master developer and Tridel is the residential developer. The first residential building at Bayside Toronto is called Aqualina – and it’s located on the west side of the main waterfront drive.

More About the Contest

Help Name a Waterfront Street was launched on March 12 by Waterfront Toronto. Over a two-week period, we asked the public to submit street name suggestions via Facebook, Twitter and from our online poll. Submissions had to follow the City of Toronto’s Honourific and Street Naming Policy.

The almost 700 submissions were reviewed by a Selection Committee which included Councillor Pamela McConnell, Waterfront Toronto, Hines and Tridel as well as two neighbourhood representatives and a member of the Waterfront BIA. The winning name must be formally approved by the City of Toronto.

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