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Waterfront Toronto Reaches Construction Milestone in the Port Lands: A Big Step Towards Reconnecting the Don River to Lake Ontario

Toronto, July 8, 2024 – Waterfront Toronto proudly announced a significant milestone in the Port Lands Flood Protection (PLFP) project today: the successful removal of the “west plug,” a concrete wall that was separating the new mouth of the Don River from Lake Ontario. This achievement marks a…

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Getting to Work on ‘Villiers Island’

Soon to be Toronto’s newest waterfront destination, the island will offer unforgettable living and experiences. As we continue the process of planning and designing a new community here, we answer your questions about recent updates to the Precinct Plan.

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Kiss n’ Sail Pilot Project Beginning Summer 2024 Announced

Waterfront Toronto in partnership with PortsToronto and CreateTO launched a pick-up and drop-off pilot program called Kiss n’ Sail to provide short-term docking opportunities for private vessels in the Inner Harbour. The pilot program will dedicate 30 metres of short-term docking space at Yonge…

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Where to Find Us This Spring and Summer 2024

The best way for us to deliver a world-class waterfront is to hear from the people who live, work and play on the waterfront! Keep your eye out here for updates on where to find us this spring and summer. 

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New Floating Artwork Features Messages About Water

Our 2024 Temporary Floating Artwork is on view now in the Harbour Square Basin through the end of September.  Upcycle, by Javid Jah explores our connections to nature through water, investigating environmental and spiritual impacts.  Learn more in this blog.

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Larger-Than-Life Wildlife Coming to the Port Lands

As we get closer to completing the new mouth for the Don River in the Port Lands, work is underway on new parks that will line the river valley. Opening in Summer 2025, these will be places where people of all ages can play, eat, relax or just enjoy views of the river valley and lake. The park on…

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What’s changing in the Villiers Island Precinct Plan?

We’re working with the City of Toronto and Create TO to update density and massing plans for Villiers Island to accommodate more housing, including affordable housing. 

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Connecting downtown to the Port Lands with an active transportation bridge

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto, in collaboration with Host Nation and Treaty Holder, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, are pleased to announce the selection of WilkinsonEyre's, design concept, Equinox Bridge for the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge. 

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Waterfront Toronto’s Design Review Panel Reviews Villiers Island Density and Massing Study

Amendments to the 2017 Villiers Island Precinct Plan, along with Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments, will be going before Toronto City Council this June to allow the City to maximize the amount of housing on this new island community. Over the past two years, the City of Toronto, CreateTO…

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Embracing biodiverse landscapes for a better planet

Spring has sprung and all across the waterfront there are signs of new life – buds appearing on the maples that line the Water’s Edge Promenade, aquatic birds visiting to the new wetlands created as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection project, and frogs croaking in the marsh at Corktown Common.

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Take yourself on a tour of the Port Lands

With the new roads in the Port Lands now open, it’s easier than ever to explore the new mouth for the Don River and the future Villiers Island.  

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Spring Maintenance for the Heart of Love Park

With the spring season underway and below freezing temperatures behind us, the City of Toronto has begun preparations to activate its water features city-wide, including ornamental fountains and ponds like the one at Love Park.

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Waterfront Toronto Announces Destination Art Piece for Sherbourne Common

April 4, 2024, Toronto, ON - Following an international call for proposals Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has been selected to install a new permanent artwork called Unfinished Arch.  

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Responding to Feedback: How the Parliament Slip Preliminary Vision has Evolved

In 2021, Waterfront Toronto shared a bold vision to transform Parliament Slip. Since then, we sought public feedback on the preliminary design. Here's how an updated design responds to what we heard.

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Solving Today’s Challenges and Meeting the Needs of Tomorrow

Waterfront Toronto’s 2024/2025 Annual Business Plan outlines the ambitious goals to be accomplished in the year ahead. To date, we have carefully invested the public funds entrusted to us to deliver extraordinary transformations along the waterfront. With the Port Lands Flood Protection Project set…

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How we’re flooding the new mouth of the Don River

You’ve watched us dig a kilometre-long channel, build it up with layers of environmental protections, then natural river materials. Now, we’re adding the final ingredient to the new Don River: water.  

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Looking Back at the 2023 Toronto Waterfront Artist Residency

Toronto-based artist Simon Pope was the 2023 waterfront artist-in-residence. During his residency, Pope created temporary artworks including pop-up performances, interactive installations and a series of soundscapes. Look back at his residency.

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Opening of New Roads and Bridges Marks Major Milestone for Port Lands Flood Protection

Today marked the opening of two new roads and bridges that will link the future Villiers Island to downtown Toronto, as well as the surrounding Port Lands.

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Announcing the New Waterfront Accessibility Advisory Committee

Following a call for applications earlier this fall, Waterfront Toronto is pleased to announce the Waterfront Accessibility Advisory Committee members. Read about the committee and its members.

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Help Shape Quayside's Streets and Public Spaces

On November 20, approximately 100 people joined us to learn more about Quayside’s streets and public spaces. Review the presentation and take the survey to help shape Quayside.

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Art Inspired By People Who Live and Work on the Waterfront

Learn about Simon Pope's work as the third waterfront artist-in-residence, including producing a pop-up performance series inspired by people who live and work on the waterfront in September.

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Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto open new Aquabella child care centre on Toronto’s waterfront

October 19, 2023, Toronto, ON— Today, Deputy Mayor Ausma Malik (Spadina-Fort York) was joined by Meg Davis, Chief Development Officer, Waterfront Toronto and Anne Babcock, President & CEO WoodGreen Community Services, to officially open the Aquabella Child Care Centre at 75 Edgewater Dr.

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6 FAQs about Villiers Island

We’re working with the City of Toronto and Create TO to update density and massing plans for Villiers Island to accommodate more housing, including affordable housing. 

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Terry Fox Legacy Art Project unveiled beside the Toronto Music Garden

Today, Mayor Olivia Chow and Deputy Mayor Ausma Malik (Spadina-Fort York) joined Darrell Fox, brother of Terry Fox, to reveal the new public art project “We Are Shaped by the Obstacles We Face”, which commemorates the legacy of Canadian humanitarian and activist Terry Fox.