The sugar refinery is fine but doesn’t it block pedestrians from walking along the water. When I was there and wanted to head back to the city I had to walk along the lakeshore boul and not the water. It was a mess. Went through parking lots, industrial area until I was back at the harborfront center. Will that change? It was not pleasant. There was no continuity.
Have you actually been to the waterfront east of Yonge? I don't even think there are sidewalks along Lake Shore. But Queen's Quay on the other hand has sidewalks on both sides of the street and has been like that for a long time. Certainly wasn't a beautiful street, and along Redpath's property it was a $hitty walking experience, but there was no need to go wandering through parking lots and making excessive detours. Besides, prior to Corus/George Brown/Sugar Beach, I don't think anyone could walk along the water because it was all private property.
Though the sidewalk could be wider, the current situation along Redpath is much, much better than it was, and it has been that way for several years now.