Waterfront Toronto's latest lakeside makeover is getting an early soft opening today in advance of its official opening on August 9th. Canada's Sugar Beach, and some of the promenade south and west of the Corus Quay building, will open for Canada Day. The park, situated at the foot of Jarivs Street south of Queens Quay East, was designed by Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes. Here's what it looked like around 6 PM on June 30th.

Here's the view from Loblaws:

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationCorus Building and Sugar Beach as seen from Loblaws

Here's the view from the water's edge at Jarvis Quay:

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationPanorama of Sugar Beach and the Corus Building

A tree-lined allee leads to the lake:

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationPath through Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationBoat on the water by Sugar Beach

Like Blackpool Rock, Sugar Beach Rock has candy stripes through it:

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationRed and white stripes on the sand at Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationMore red and white stripes at Sugar Beach

Places to sit:Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationBeach chairs at Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationCloser inspection of the chairs and Corus Building

This maple leaf will spring a leak; many in fact. This will be a spray pad.

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationPanorama of the maple leaf paved outside the Corus Building

That sweet smell of molasses? Comes from that way. Downtown Toronto/ behind that.

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationLooking west from Sugar Beach

Still a bit more to complete:

Sugar Beach and the Corus Building part of the East Bayfront RevitalizationProper tools for building sand castles at Sugar Beach

Check out the original thread for more discussion on Canada's Sugar Beach. Check out the Corus thread for a few more images.