Waterfront Toronto

Waterfront Toronto

The revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront is the largest urban redevelopment project currently underway in North America, and it is one of the largest waterfront revitalization efforts ever undertaken in the world.

On a world scale, Toronto’s waterfront revitalization is almost unequalled in size. It’s larger than Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street, and four times the size of Monaco. To get a sense of its proportions on a local scale, the total area being redeveloped is 800 hectares (1,977 acres), which translates into an area roughly the size of Toronto’s downtown core, from Bathurst Street to Sherbourne Avenue and Front Street to Bloor Street.

Expected to take 25 years to complete, our new blue edge will create approximately 40,000 new residences and 40,000 new jobs. This will complement and leverage the attributes of our great city.


The impact of a revitalized waterfront on our economy, people and city goes well beyond the sheer size and scale of the project. Between 2001 and March 2010, work on the waterfront had already generated approximately 9,700 full-time years of employment and contributed $1.9 billion to the Canadian economy.

Revitalizing our new blue edge will change the face of our city. It is an exceptional city-building undertaking, the benefits of which will secure the future for generations to come.

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Corktown Common

Corktown Common - West Don Lands by Michael Van Valkenburgh & Waterfront Toronto
West Don Lands, Toronto | Waterfront Toronto
Corktown Common in the West Don Lands Toronto by Michael Van Valkenburgh & Waterfront Toronto The centrepiece of the West Don Lands, Corktown Common will be a 7.3 hectare (18 acre) active, ... go to project

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park

KPMB, West 8, Greenberg Consultants, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto
Bay St. and Queens Quay, Toronto | Waterfront Toronto
An Innovative Design Competition In January 2015, five design teams were selected to compete in the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Innovative Design Competition. Since then, ... go to project

Lower Don Lands Redevelopment

Aerial view of Lower Don Lands, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
Cherry St & Villiers St, Toronto | Waterfront Toronto
Innovative mixed-use communities will be created around a new naturalized and flood-protected mouth of the Don River. The Lower Don Lands is a 125 hectare (308 acre) area that runs from East ... go to project

Ontario Square and Canada Square

Ontario Square, looking southeast set up for a festival, Waterfront Toronto
Queens Quay W & Lower Simcoe St, Toronto | Waterfront Toronto
A series of new public spaces have replaced the surface parking lot which used to cover about a third of Harbourfront’s site. The three spaces, designed by renowned landscape architect Michael Van ... go to project

Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands

Pan Am Village area in the West Don Lands, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
DundeeKilmer Developments has signed a fixed-price contract to design, build and finance the development that will be used as the Athletes’ Village during the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American ... go to project

Queens Quay & Water's Edge Revitalization

Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe, looking west, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
100 Queens Quay West, Toronto | Waterfront Toronto
Toronto’s main waterfront street is being transformed into a showpiece for the city. Queens Quay, which runs east-west parallel to the lakefront, is the waterfront’s main street. It spans more ... go to project

Sherbourne Common, Canada's Sugar Beach, and the Water's Edge Promenade

Sherbourne Common park by Waterfront Toronto, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg
Queens Quay East & Sherbourne St, Toronto | Waterfront Toronto
Life in East Bayfront will be defined by the lake and the parks and public spaces surrounding it. Two signature parks, Sherbourne Common and Canada’s Sugar Beach, and a kilometre-long continuous ... go to project

The Bentway (was Under Gardiner)

Under Gardiner: Looking east from Strachan Avenue, Public Work, Toronto
Fort York Blvd., Toronto | Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto
$25 million gift to create new trail, connections and cultural spaces under Gardiner Expressway The City of Toronto announces partnership with visionary philanthropists and Waterfront Toronto to ... go to project

Underpass Park

Underpass Park by Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and The Planning Partnership
168 Eastern Av, Toronto | Waterfront Toronto
Underpass Park will be the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first ever in Toronto. Located under and around the Eastern Avenue, Richmond and Adelaide ... go to project

Union Subway Station: Second Platform and Concourse Improvements

Union Subway Station: New South Platform, image courtesy of the TTC
Front Street & Bay Street, Toronto | Toronto Transit Commission, Waterfront Toronto
Union Station is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada, serving approximately 250,000 passengers each day. By adding a second subway platform and expanding the concourse to ... go to project

Waterfront Innovation Centre

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Sweeny&Co, Menkes, Waterfront Toronto
After an open and competitive selection process, Waterfront Toronto chose Menkes to develop the Waterfront Innovation Centre, a 350,000 square foot, uniquely designed commercial space located next ... go to project