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Tell Us What You Think of the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition Proposals

On September 28, Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto, in collaboration with Host Nation and Treaty Holder, the Mississaguas of the Credit First Nation, hosted virtual design competition presentations by the five (5) shortlisted design teams for the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge. 

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Making Toronto’s Waterfront One of the Most Accessible and Inclusive in the World

Waterfront Toronto is pleased to launch our inaugural draft Waterfront Accessibility Design Guidelines for public comment.

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Leading with Ecology: Quayside's Infrastructure and Public Realm

Quayside's public realm opportunities will help activate the waterfront, meet the needs of residents, celebrate the ecology of the area and establish it as a destination.

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Legacy Art Project honouring Terry Fox aims to inspire visitors

In the coming weeks, on behalf of the City of Toronto, we will be completing the delivery of the Legacy Art Project, a new permanent art installation on the waterfront dedicated to the spirit of courage, determination, and action that Terry Fox embodied. 

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Leading with Design Excellence and Innovation

We strive to be a leader in design excellence and planning, working to enhance the social and cultural value of Toronto's waterfront by creating a landscape and built environment that make all Canadians proud.

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The Invisible Transformation Underway in the Port Lands

As Toronto grows, the infrastructure to support new neighbourhoods and increasing population needs to grow with it. Basic infrastructure like watermains, storm sewers and sanitary sewers are usually out of sight and out of mind, but you’re sure to notice if they aren’t working! Port Lands Flood…

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Creating Extraordinary Public Spaces

Beautiful, inviting and vibrant parks and green spaces are essential to the transformation of the waterfront and remain among the priorities that matter most to our stakeholders. Read how we continue adding to the more than 25 parks we’ve already delivered or enhanced.

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How We Design Flexible Streets

Merchants’ Wharf is designed to be easily closed to vehicular traffic. Here’s how that increases public access to the waterfront. 

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Quayside: From a Proposal to a Development Plan

In June, our partners at Quayside Impact achieved an important milestone, submitting seven planning and development applications to the City of Toronto. These applications provide details on the plans, including proposed density and building heights, building uses, and public realm amenities.

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Importance and Impact: How We Identify Priority ESG Factors and Show Our Progress

In 2023, we updated our materiality assessment to ensure our public reporting focuses on the ESG factors that matter most to our stakeholders. Here are the six areas of high importance where stakeholders believe Waterfront Toronto can make a meaningful difference.   

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Shortlisted Proponents for the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in collaboration with the Host Nation and Treaty Holder, the Mississauguas of the Credit First Nation, are pleased to announce the 5 shortlisted teams being invited to propose designs for the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge.

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Waterfront Toronto welcomes Jack Winberg as Board Chair

Waterfront Toronto welcomes Jack Winberg as Chair of the Board of Directors commencing July 1, 2023. He brings a range of experience and knowledge to the position following a distinguished career in law, land use, and development.

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Advancing Quayside Through The Planning Approvals Process

Plans for Quayside are going through the planning approvals process before construction starts. What are those approvals and how will they help create a new dynamic, inclusive and resilient waterfront community for thousands of people? Read to find out. 

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Love Park Officially Opens on Toronto’s Waterfront

Today, the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto officially opened Love Park at 96 Queens Quay West, along Toronto’s waterfront. The new 2-acre park creates a lush urban refuge for surrounding residents, workers and visitors on the waterfront.

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Summerburst: A New Mural at the Foot of Yonge Street

A new mural called Summerburst, by Toronto-based artist Wandy Cheng, is now on display at the foot of Yonge Street. The food-themed mural will be featured at Smorgasburg’s open-air food market, beginning June 24.

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Where to Find Us This Summer

Once again, we're popping up at events to chat with people about what we do and continue learning from your experiences on the downtown waterfront. 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!

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Made with Love: The Unique Features of Love Park

Get a behind the scenes look at how some of the unique features were custom made for Love Park. From lost-wax casting to hand sorting small glass tiles, every aspect of the park was made with love.

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Open House Recap: A Sneak Peek at the Future Eastern Waterfront

From May 11–18, we hosted an open house to share what projects are planned or underway across the eastern waterfront. We were excited to share details about Quayside, Waterfront East Light Rail Transit, the Port Lands and East Bayfront. Here's a recap of the materials presented.

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Accessible Public Spaces Make Better Places for Everyone

We're working to enhance our capabilities in accessible design — to exceed expectations, show leadership and make accessibility another area of true design excellence on the waterfront.

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Creating a Prosperous Waterfront

A new innovation ecosystem is forming on the waterfront as employers, institutions and new residents gravitate to the newly revitalized area. In the final piece of our three-part blog series on our Strategic Plan, we take a closer look at how our work is transforming the way cities are built. 

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Bringing Livable Neighbourhoods to Life

Waterfront Toronto was created to bring a holistic perspective to waterfront revitalization. This second of our three-part blog series highlighting key projects in our Strategic Plan focuses on our approach to revitalization.

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Delivering What’s Needed Now

Our most recent Strategic Plan sets out our long-term strategic priorities with a specific focus on what we will achieve this fiscal year. This first blog in a three-part series highlights our commitments and progress delivering on public priorities, beginning with plans to advance urgent projects…

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Climate Leadership at Quayside

In this blog we take a closer look at the sustainable and resilient impacts of this forward-looking new community.

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Quayside: The Next Building Block in a Waterfront for Everyone

Earlier this year we began working with Dream and Great Gulf Group (together known as Quayside Impact) to realize our vision for Quayside. This vision has been shaped by thousands of voices. Even though a lot of work has taken place already, Quayside’s story is still being written.