Help Shape Quayside's Streets and Public Spaces

Rendering of people walking along the Water's Edge Promenade

An artist’s rendering of the Water’s Edge Promenade at Quayside.

UPDATE JANUARY 30, 2024: Thank you to everyone who shared feedback with us at the public meeting and via the online survey. Your comments will help ensure that Quayside’s streets and public realm become welcoming spaces for everyone. A summary of the feedback [PDF] is now available to read.


In This Blog:

  • On November 20, approximately 100 people attended an online meeting to learn more about Quayside’s Infrastructure and Public Realm project.

  • They heard from Waterfront Toronto staff, and design consultants from DTAH about the ways the designs address ecology, mobility and movement, and activation and amenities.

  • The presentation and meeting recording are available for review.

  • You can also help shape the designs by taking an online survey


On November 20, 2023, approximately 100 people attended a virtual public meeting to learn more about the streets and public realm being designed around the new Quayside community.


Toronto from above with Quayside site outlined in red.

Quayside is located at the foot of Parliament, wrapping Parliament Slip.

Quayside is a 4.9 hectare area of land at the foot of Parliament Street on Toronto’s eastern downtown waterfront. Two distinct but connected projects will transform Quayside from an underused area into a dynamic, inclusive and resilient community.


Waterfront Toronto is delivering the area’s infrastructure and public realm (including new streets, public spaces, active transportation infrastructure and other amenities), and local developers Dream Unlimited and Great Gulf Group – together known as Quayside Impact Limited Partnership – are developing the mixed-use community


The Public Meeting 

A person using a scooter reads a display board at a pop-up booth.

A summer pop-up at Bayside Saturdays in the Bayside community. 


As with most of our projects, Quayside’s public realm work, led by Waterfront Toronto, will be shaped by public feedback. We've been gathering input over the last year through our Stakeholder Advisory Committee, an Open House in May, Residents' Association meetings and pop-ups.


The interactive virtual meeting was an opportunity for people to learn more about the project context, overarching goals, design strategies, and project elements. They heard from Waterfront Toronto staff and the design team, including consultants from DTAH, who explained how the project embraces ecology, mobility and movement, and activation and amenities.


Take a look at the presentation (accessible version to come) and watch the meeting recording to explore what was discussed.


Have Your Say 

We’re now looking for additional input on these designs. Share your feedback by responding to our online survey. The survey closes on December 8, 2023.


Your comments will help Waterfront Toronto and our design team refine the public realm designs, ensuring that this work activates the waterfront, meets the needs of residents, celebrates the ecology of the area, and establishes Quayside as a destination.