East Bayfront and Queens Quay East

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  1. jozl

    jozl Active Member

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    The south side of Queens Quay East of Yonge is finally getting developed. The improved pedestrian walkway along the lake, south of the newly completed buildings, is a beautiful and much needed improvement to the city’s public realm. Unfortunately, the areas just north of the new buildings (eg. the Corus Building and George Brown College) are separated from the street with parking lots. Is this the paradigm that will be copied along the entire south side of Queens Quay? Parking lots that separate the new neighbourhood from the street? Will Queens Quay look like a suburban thoroughfare when complete? Any thoughts?
     
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    Those lots are temporary.
     
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    Where have you been? The south side of Queens Quay east of Yonge has been moving ahead for several years. Look at the WT plans (and individual and Lower Yonge Precinct Plan threads here) for details - surface parking lots are not permanent. The eventual QQE will look like QQW - well, that's the plan!
     
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    The Tower at Pier 27 is replacing the parking lot at the foot of Yonge.

    The Waterfront "Innovation" Centre will fill the parking lot in front of Corus Quay.

    The Arbour will go in the lot north of George Brown.

    Queens Quay Place and new affordable housing will fill the gap between Aqualina and Aqualuna.

    To the east beyond that, there's Sidewalk Toronto, Victory Soya Mills, and 3C Waterfront.

    I think that covers pretty much every parking lot south of Queens Quay on the eastern waterfront, not counting the port lands.
     
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  5. jozl

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    YEESH! I really stepped on a big one. Well, thanks for the replies. I’m happy the parking lots are temporary. So, I guess this thread can be axed.
     
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    The plan is for it to be much better than QQW! And right now, it looks like it will be, if they can just get funding for the LRT.
     
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    My word, can you imagine they were permanent!? hahahaaa.....man, you must have been stressed out just thinking about it when you started this thread.
    That would have been a crime against city planning.
     
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    Isn't there already a general thread for East Bayfront? Why do we need a separate thread for one question?
     
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    Personally, I think this thread is hilarious because of the horror caused by one person's confusion about something and should enjoy permanence as a testament to how bad our city planning sometimes is and has been that it could cause this question about surface parking along the lake to be asked.
     
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