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Indigenous Design in New Parks and Communities for Toronto

Waterfront Toronto has always sought to include Indigenous voices in our design and planning for new communities and parks. But we recognize the need to move beyond consultation.

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COP26 and the Importance of Local Action: Green Building Requirements

On October 31, world leaders will meet to negotiate increased carbon reduction targets to keep global warming below 1.5oC. In this blog, we discuss how Waterfront Toronto’s Green Building Requirements provide a local response to this global call to action.

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Love Park: A Love Letter to Resilience

Waterfront Toronto is committed to delivering resilient projects that can adapt to a changing climate and an increase in extreme weather events. From stormwater management to biophilic design, see how this commitment has been translated into the design of Love Park.

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Refinements Coming to Trolley Crescent

In order to improve safety and experience for the variety of users along Trolley Crescent, strategic design refinements are being implemented. These final design refinements to the woonerf were determined using the feedback we received from the public survey issued in December 2020, which also…

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Building Connections Towards a Thriving Community

Get to know the co-leads of BSAM Canada, the inaugural Waterfront Artists in Residence, and learn how the program is creating opportunities for artists and helping connect communities with the waterfront.

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Bridging the Gap to Next Generation Sustainable Communities

Our commitment to deliver on unprecedented sustainability targets ensures that Toronto’s waterfront will be enjoyed for generations. We’re taking steps to protect the environment and habitats on the waterfront, while creating sustainable communities and public spaces.

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Connecting People and Opportunities to the Water

In our 2020-21 Integrated Annual Report, we dive into our progress on creating new ways for people to connect with the waterfront.

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The Peacemaker's Canoe

A floating installation titled the Peacemaker's Canoe is now on the waterfront! The piece, by Jay Havens, will be on display until September 2021. 

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A Home for Innovation in East Bayfront

The Waterfront Innovation Centre—a 485,000 square foot purpose-built innovation workplace— is almost complete. Designed to foster collaboration for its leading-edge tenants in the creative and technology sectors in new and unexpected ways, it is also on-track to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

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How to Move a 1920s Fire Hall

Built in the 1920s, Fire Hall 30 was a working fire station until 1980. Many buildings along Commissioners have been demolished, but the Fire Hall is being preserved and we have to move it.

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Health through an Indigenous lens: Understanding Anishnawbe Health Toronto's Indigenous Hub

For thousands of years, the site on which the Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) Indigenous Hub will sit has been an ever-changing landscape.

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Get to know Ryan Rice, Waterfront Toronto's Indigenous Public Art Curator

In January 2021 Waterfront Toronto announced the selection of Ryan Rice as our Indigenous Public Art curator following an open call to First Nations, Métis or Inuit curators with strong ties to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Waterfront Toronto announces shortlist of artists for major public Indigenous artworks

Waterfront Toronto today announced the shortlist of Indigenous artists and Indigenous-led artist teams, who will be invited to propose public artworks at two major sites in the West Don Lands of downtown Toronto.

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Arrival of new bridge marks milestone in Port Lands Flood Protection project

Waterfront Toronto, joined by MP Julie Dabrusin, MPP Amarjot Sandhu, Mayor John Tory, and Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher, marked the arrival of a colourful new bridge that will become a landmark on Toronto’s skyline, connecting the future Villiers Island to surrounding revitalized Port…

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Waterfront Toronto Takes Next Step with Quayside Procurement Evaluating RFP Submissions

The Request for Proposals (RFP) stage of the process for the Quayside Development Opportunity has closed. Waterfront Toronto is proceeding with evaluating the submissions and looks forward to sharing the outcome in early 2022.

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Waterfront Toronto Announces Shortlist of Proponents for the Quayside Development Opportunity

In May 2021, ten compliant submissions for the Quayside Development Opportunity Request for Qualifications (RFQ) were received. Following the evaluation of the ten RFQ submissions received, four Proponent teams were selected to proceed to the Request for Proposals stage.

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Submissions Signal Toronto’s Strengths as Waterfront Toronto Moves Forward with Quayside Procurement

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) stage of the process for the Quayside Development Opportunity has closed for submissions, and Waterfront Toronto is proceeding with the evaluation as set out in the RFQ.

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Olamina: A New Face in Aitken Place Park

A new temporary art installation titled Olamina is in Aitken Place Park! The piece, by BSAM Canada, will be on display until late October.

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How Love Park Came to Be

We’re taking a look back at the multi-stage design and consultation process that has led to the final design for the highly anticipated new public space.

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Toronto is Getting the Treatment it Deserves: Stormwater Management System is Up and Running

With the completion of the Cherry Street Stormwater Management Facility in March 2021, a key component in the larger Stormwater Management System is now in place.

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3 Ways Port Lands Flood Protection Supports Toronto's Ravine Strategy

Toronto’s Ravine Strategy recognizes their importance – environmentally, economically, and socially. We’re expanding the Don Valley ravine by digging a new mouth for the river, providing a vital connection between the ravine system and the lake.

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Waterfront Toronto Launches International Competition for Quayside Development Partner

Waterfront Toronto today launched an international competition to secure a development partner for the Quayside lands. The first step in this effort is to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify potential development proponents with the proven experience, design portfolio, financial…

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Waterfront Toronto Takes Action to Reconnect City to its Lake

Toronto’s waterfront has never been busier and in Toronto’s harbour, it is clear that better access to the water is a priority for the city’s health and future. Today, Waterfront Toronto announced its plan to develop the Parliament Slip into a waterfront destination where people can enjoy new…