port lands

Port Lands: $1.2b of Trilateral Funding Unlocks Revitalization

Port Lands Revitalization, Toronto, by Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto
June 28, 2017 3:50 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

UPDATED: Waterfront Toronto Hosts 2017 Town Hall

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Sweeny &Co Menkes, Toronto
June 9, 2017 1:11 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On Tuesday June 6th, Waterfront Toronto (WT) held a Town Hall meeting at the George Brown College Waterfront campus, to discuss current projects, their evolving mandate, and ultimately ... read more

Toronto's Port Lands Part 3: Public Space on a Man-Made Island

Villiers Island, Promontory Park, Michael van Valkenburgh, Waterfront Toronto
May 12, 2017 6:20 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In our two previous articles on the Port Lands, we explored the evolving Planning Framework that defines the future development of the district, and we took a closer look at Villiers Island, the ... 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 5:00 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 6:00 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 5:00 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

Inside the Hearn: Previewing Luminato's Massive Makeover

The turbine hall, Hearn, Luminato, Marcus Mitanis
June 10, 2016 5:23 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It's a symbol of the disappearing industrial presence on Toronto's waterfront. It's a relic of the past and a building of behemoth scale that's sat idle on a piece of land that's similarly been ... read more

Toronto City Builders Debate Bid for Expo 2025

Toronto sign, Pan Am Games, Expo 2025, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 20, 2016 4:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The legacy of the Pan Am Games and its contribution to city building and civic pride are just now being realized in full, but influential politicians and development professionals are already ... read more

Pinewood Studios Announces Ambitious Port Lands Expansion

Looking northwest across the Port Lands, image by Vik Pahwa
February 26, 2016 6:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pinewood Toronto Studios has announced a 135,000 ft² expansion of its film and television production facility in the Port Lands. Already the largest film studio in Canada, the 300,000 ft² ... read more

Port Lands Form Centrepiece of Potential Expo 2025 Bid

Looking southeast across Toronto's Port Lands, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 26, 2016 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's Port Lands could be set for a dramatic transformation. With representatives of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in town to build support for the City's prospective bid for ... read more

Three Toronto Initiatives Featured in New Green Cities Report

cities100, toronto, sustainia, Realdania, C40, green standard, port lands
November 20, 2015 11:30 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

Waterfront Toronto to Hold Final Port Lands Public Consultations

Villiers Island Precinct Plan, Port Lands, Waterfront Toronto
November 13, 2015 2:10 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Since our last update on Waterfront Toronto's upcoming public meetings regarding the future of the Port Lands, new details concerning this final round of public consultations have become ... read more

Waterfront Toronto to Hold Final Port Lands Consultations

Waterfront Toronto, Port Lands Redevelopment, Toronto
October 23, 2015 12:35 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Beginning on November 14, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto will host their final public consultation meetings in regards to plans now under way for the Port Lands. A public open ... read more

Exploring the Untapped Potential of Toronto's Port Lands

The Port Lands superimposed over Downtown Toronto, image courtesy of Waterfront
September 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Port Lands, which have long inhabited the far peripheries of our civic imagination—existing as some place many Torontonians vaguely knew about, or even "went to that one time...maybe"—are now ... read more

Toronto Port Lands Master Plan Public Meeting Coming Up

February 6, 2014 1:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
On Thursday February 13, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto is inviting citizens to attend a public meeting about the Port Lands Planning Framework & Transportation and Servicing ... read more

21 Don Roadway: First Gulf Launches Another Huge Project for Toronto

The 21 Don Roadway site in context, east of Toronto's core
November 30, 2012 9:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When you see the rendering below, you might consider the title of this artcle, announcing another huge project, to be misleading—this is a very sensible repurposing and renewal of a signficant ... read more

Waterfront Toronto's Year in Review

Underpass Park, Toronto. Built by Waterfront Toronto
September 18, 2012 2:54 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The projects initiated by Waterfront Toronto are of enormous civic value. Learning from the errors that led to a largely lacklustre central waterfront, the tripartite organization is working to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From The Port Lands

Toronto skyline from the Port Lands
May 2, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a brilliant shot from new Forum member 416, looking at the downtown skyline from the Port Lands. With the flurry of renderings and projection maps we've seen regarding ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Holds First Public Consultation on Port Lands Acceleration Initiative

Waterfront Toronto Port Lands public consultation
December 16, 2011 4:33 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
This past Monday before a packed house at the Toronto Reference Library, Waterfront Toronto held the first of a series of public consultations intended to seek input and direction after City ... read more

CodeBlueTO Petition Aims to Save Lower Don Lands Plan

Lower Don Lands and Port Lands Plan by Waterfront Toronto
September 20, 2011 3:25 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