lower don lands

Ground Breaking Officially Kicks Off Port Lands Transformation

Waterfront Toronto, Port Lands Revitilization
November 30, 2018 12:35 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
The week, Waterfront Toronto hosted a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project, a $1.2 billion initiative as part of a long term plan to transform ... read more

Port Lands Lake-filling Project Reshaping Toronto's Shoreline

Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project, Toronto
November 12, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the end of 2017, construction has been underway on the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project (DMNP), a Waterfront Toronto project set, among other ... read more

Port Lands Lakefilling Project Creating New Shoreline

September 4, 2018 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The northwest corner of Toronto's Port Lands area is looking quite a bit different these days, as work on a lakefilling project from Waterfront Toronto reshapes the area of Essroc ... read more

Province Alters Building Code to Speed Lower Don Development

Lower Don Lands redevelopment, Toronto
July 20, 2018 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario's incipient provincial government is altering the approval process to allow development of the Lower Don Lands area more quickly. A news release issued earlier today by Steve Clark, ... read more

New Land Formed as Port Lands Lakefilling Project Continues

Waterfront Toronto, Lower Don Lands, Cherry Lakefilling Project
May 1, 2018 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new landform is emerging from Toronto Harbour, as work continues on the Cherry Street Lakefilling Project on the western edge of the Port Lands. The lakefilling ... read more

Lakefilling Marks First Step for Port Lands Transformation

Cherry Street Stormwater Lakefilling, Port Lands, Essroc Quay, Toronto
January 11, 2018 10:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 2016 announcement of $65 million in infrastructure funding from the provincial and federal governments for Waterfront Toronto's Cherry Street Stormwater and Lakefilling project marked ... read more

Port Lands: $1.2b of Trilateral Funding Unlocks Revitalization

Port Lands Revitalization, Toronto, by Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto
June 28, 2017 2:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Propelling the long-anticipated urban future of Toronto's Port Lands towards reality, three levels of government are committing $1.185 billion of new funding to remake what Waterfront Toronto ... read more

Toronto's Port Lands Part 2: Villiers Island, The Area's New Heart

Villiers Island Precinct Plan, Urban Strategies, Toronto, Port Lands
May 9, 2017 4:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Last week, we explored the proposed planning framework that detailed the preferred plan for the future development of Toronto's Port Lands. Concurrent to the drafting of this framework, a Villiers ... read more

Toronto's Port Lands Part 1: The Planning Framework Evolves

Port Lands Planning Framework, Waterfront Toronto, Toronto, Port Lands
May 5, 2017 5:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It's the next great frontier of development, yet instead of cowboys and tumbleweed, you will likely only find brownfield sites and industrial complexes in Toronto's sprawling Port Lands. As ... read more

New Proposals Envision Cherry Street as High-Rise Corridor

3C Waterfront Project in Lower Don Lands in Downtown Toronto
February 21, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On either side of the Keating Channel, Toronto's Cherry Street could be remade as the spine of a dense, mixed-use new community. Just north of the Channel, a renewed development application was ... read more

Funding Announced for Port Lands Flood Protection and 40 Other Water-Related Projects

Tory, Chiarelli, Sohi, and Fleissig, image by Jack Landau
September 14, 2016 3:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of a $1.1 billion bilateral agreement, the Federal and Ontario Provincial governments have announced $99 million funding for 41 projects that will improve clean water and wastewater ... read more

Three Toronto Initiatives Featured in New Green Cities Report

cities100, toronto, sustainia, Realdania, C40, green standard, port lands
November 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto has experienced its fair share of growing pains over the past decade, but every once in a while, between the exasperated sighs over transit and the heated debates about rampant ... read more

3C Lakeshore Waterfront Project To Transform Lower Don Lands

3C Waterfront Project at Lower Don Lands in Downtown Toronto
April 3, 2013 1:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The Lower Don Lands are in for a major transformation in the next decade. The expansive 5.5 hectare/13.5 acre chunk of land south of the Gardiner Expressway is currently a disused post-industrial ... read more

Photo of the Day: Landscape of Construction

Construction in downtown Toronto
November 7, 2012 12:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
In this view of the West Don Lands development from the Don River Trail, cranes sit as sculptures on a newly landscaped base – a skeletal picture of the built environment to come. The CN Tower ... read more

CodeBlueTO Petition Aims to Save Lower Don Lands Plan

Lower Don Lands and Port Lands Plan by Waterfront Toronto
September 20, 2011 2:25 pm | by Arik Day | Comments
CodeBlueTO, a coalition formed over the past few months in light of looming (and at one point, secretive) plans to derail Waterfront Toronto's comprehensive plans for the Lower Don and ... read more

Foster + Partners Named as Lead Designers for New 3C Lakeshore Waterfront Project

Foster + Partners' gherkin-shaped Swiss Re tower overlooks the Thames
May 18, 2011 3:24 pm | by Editor | Comments
Press release from the developers: TORONTO, May 18, 2011…Following a comprehensive international search, 3C Lakeshore Inc. is pleased to announce that renowned firm Foster + Partners has been ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Breaks Ground On Don River Park

Waterfront Toronto Chair Mark Wilson speaking to the crowd at Don River Park
September 9, 2010 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Urban Toronto filled the front spot at the groundbreaking for Waterfront Toronto's Don River Park in the West Don Lands yesterday afternoon. Assembled stakeholders, politicos, and press gathered ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Toronto Aerial From The East End

Aerial photo of Toronto and Lower Don Lands
July 6, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Toronto aerial from the east end. The photo shows just how big the West Don Lands redevelopment area really is. More on the West Don Lands here. Image by Ontario Realty Corporation read more