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Waterfront Transit Reset Team Reviews Link to Union Station

Rendering of APM at the future Union Station loop
March 12, 2019 5:38 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
A light rail transit (LRT) line to Toronto's eastern waterfront is very much in the news these days. The proposed line has become key to a proposal by Google sister-company Sidewalk ... read more

Design Proposals for New Waterfront Parks Unveiled at City Hall

ork Street and Rees Street Park Design Competition, Waterfront Toronto,
July 4, 2018 12:07 pm | by Nicholas Del Prete | Comments
Today, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation will unveil shortlisted design proposals from an international design competition for York Street Park and Rees ... read more

Anthony Townsend Poses Questions for Sidewalk Labs at Quayside

Anthony Townsend, Quayside, UWPAT, Toronto, Craig White, Sidewalk
November 10, 2017 6:17 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
When Sidewalk Labs, the city-building arm of Google parent company Alphabet, announced plans to build a data-driven neighbourhood of the future on the waterfront, Torontonians were predictably ... read more

The Technology Behind Sidewalk Toronto's Concept Images

Sidewalk Labs, Waterfront Toronto, Quayside, Hines, Google
October 18, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the weeks leading up to yesterday's big announcement that the city-building arm of Google parent company Alphabet—known as Sidewalk Labs—would be partnering with ... read more

Waterfront Transit 'Reset' Consultation Reveals New Details

The Study Area for the Waterfront Transit Reset
September 25, 2017 11:58 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In November 2015, Toronto City Council directed City Staff, the TTC, and Waterfront Toronto to work together on a unified vision for Toronto's waterfront. Unlike previous attempts at a transit ... read more

7.5 Acre Trillium Park and Trail Unveiled at Ontario Place

Trillium Park, LANDinc, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Toronto
June 20, 2017 3:40 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Yesterday, the first phase in the revitalization of Ontario Place was officially opened by Premier Kathleen Wynne, Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Chief ... read more

Long Term Care & Affordable Condos Coming to West Don Lands

June 16, 2017 11:30 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
The Province of Ontario recently announced that it will be supporting Cherry Place, a mixed long term care centre and affordable housing project in a joint development by The Rekai Centres ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Hosts Spring 2017 Walking Tours

Queens Quay revitalization, Waterfront Toronto
May 31, 2017 10:32 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Waterfront Toronto will be hosting a series of walking tours for the general public through the City's new "blue edges" beginning in June. read more

Waterfront Toronto to Present City Building Talks at in/future

Cinesphere at Ontario Place, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 15, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In covering a wide breadth of topics ranging from high-rise development to public art, UrbanToronto's editorial scope covers the varied components that fall under the rubric of city building. This ... read more

Meeting Waterfront Toronto's New CEO at ULI's 'Fireside Chat'

March 9, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Let's take that goal of 80% Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2050 and work backwards from there," Waterfront Toronto's new CEO William Fleissig told the audience. In conversation with urban designer ... read more

Under Gardiner: A Look at What Is Now and What Could Be

Claude Cormier, under gardiner, waterfront toronto, public work, Ken Greenberg
February 17, 2016 4:33 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In November 2015, the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto announced the creation of a new public space underneath the Gardiner Expressway, thanks to a donation of $25 million from Judy and Wil ... read more

Is Toronto's Real Estate Market Healthy for Entrepreneurs?

Nina Gazzola, Lana Sherman, Michael Emory, Kristina Verner, Urban Land Institute
January 29, 2016 5:25 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The role that real estate plays in shaping the look and feel of cities is an obvious one. The built form of urban centres has a profound impact on the way people use the city. The designs of ... read more

The Idea of Toronto: Nathalie de Vries Speaks at Ryerson

January 22, 2016 6:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I walked down [Yonge] street, and I thought, 'where is everybody?'" wondered the Dutch architect, garnering a self-conscious laugh from the audience at Toronto's Ryerson University. "Then I went ... 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

City Announces Next Steps in Port Lands Revitalization

Waterfront 2.0, Toronto, Waterfront Toronto
July 15, 2015 2:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown and waterfront continue to rapidly develop—and land continues to become more valuable—the potential of Toronto's Port Lands is being realized. However, while the Port Lands ... read more

'Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts' to Replace Guvernment

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, image courtesy of Daniels Corporation
March 26, 2015 3:49 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
For nearly twenty years, The Guvernment and Kool Haus nightclub at Queen's Quay and Lower Jarvis Street provided a musical platform for many emerging artists while also hosting popular top-tier ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Announces Winning Street Name

Artist's impression of new Bayside neighbourhood main street, Toronto
May 5, 2014 11:35 am | by Craig White | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has announced the winner of a recent contest they ran to name the new main street of their emerging Bayside neighbourhood in the city's East Bayfront area. Of the seven ... read more

Voting On To Name Bayside Neighbourhood's New Main Street

Main Waterfront Drive Toronto Merchants Wharf Kandario Aquaview Azure Edgewater
April 23, 2014 11:15 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
With the ongoing multi-year revitalization of Toronto's waterfront underway, new neighbourhoods are popping up along the lake. Once the site of industry, brownfield lands are now being revitalized ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Needs Your Help Naming a New Street

Waterfront Toronto, name a street, East Bayfront, Bayside Toronto
March 14, 2014 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has been overseeing the steady transformation of the East Bayfront from a deindustrialized port area into a mixed-use waterfront community. Large swaths of "brownfield" land are ... read more